Justifying War: How Russia Convinced Its People to Take Part in the Land Grab of the Century with Simon Ostrovsky


Monday, June 20, 6-7:30pm CDT
Virtual Webinar with Simon Ostrovsky
Part 1 of 3 webinars in the University of Chicago Educator Outreach Program professional development series The Global Rise of Disinformation in Times of Conflict.

Interested non-educators are welcome to participate in the webinar.

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About the Presenter

Simon Ostrovsky

Simon Ostrovsky is a PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent and an award-winning freelance news and documentary producer. This year Simon was awarded a Knight Wallace Reporting Fellow from the University of Michigan to work on a series of reports on countering disinformation. He has covered the uprising in Belarus, the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia as well as the Covid pandemic in Brazil for the NewsHour, and that’s just in the last year. He also works frequently with the Pulitzer Center to bring underreported stories to American audiences. Going further back, Simon is known for his coverage of the crisis in Crimea and the war in Ukraine for VICE News. His series, Russian Roulette, was nominated for two Emmys and went to over 100 episodes that have been viewed more than 35 million times. David Carr of the New York Times called his work “remarkable” and VICE News liked his dispatches so much they applied the template to their reporting from around the world, giving it the raw feel they're known for today.