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Noemi Mena Montes

About Noemi Mena Montes

Noemi Mena Montes is a journalist with a PhD in Political Communication and an expert on migration and intercultural communication. She has more than ten years of lecturing experience in BA courses in Media and Communication Studies at Radboud University and Erasmus University in the Netherlands and in Spain (URJC-Madrid and USAL-Salamanca). She was the Head of the Media Department at Webster campus in Leiden and the coordinator of Webstercanal. Previously, she worked as a radio journalist in Spain, as a freelance correspondent-researcher in the Middle East, and as a communication advisor for a European political foundation. In 2011, she received the Spanish National Award for best research on Migration Studies in 2011 (Premio Santo Padre Rubio), as well as a prize for the most read article by Latina Communication Journal (2014). Recently , she has been working on investigative journalist projects with the Lighthouse Reports. Nowadays, Noemi is a public speaker and researcher in topics related to media literacy, verification of information and fake news, media and migration, media and politics, and strategic communication. She also works as a communication consultant and intercultural communication trainer for NGO's and educational institutions (Erasmus University, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, EUCLID Network, Delitelabs, Re-connact, Refugee Forward, Kompass, Kit Royal Tropical institute). Noemi Mena is the co-founder of Re-starter (www.re-starter.org), a Foundation that promotes the integration of refugees in the Netherlands and other European countries.

The role of information and social media warfare in the Ukrainian conflict

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, European media and social networks have been flooded with information and videos from both sides. The info-media war between Russia and Ukraine plays a key role in this conflict. For guest contributor Noemi Mena Montes, Ukraine is winning the narrative – read her blogpost to understand how.

The post is the fourth in a series drawing on a RENFORCE expert seminar on the EU’s response to the war in Ukraine, held online on 8th March 2022, and follows analysis of the EU’s response to the migratory flow from Ukraine, the EU’s decision to provide weapons to Ukraine, and the EU’s economic sanctions against Russia. Stay tuned to RENFORCE Blog for further commentary on the EU’s neighbourhood policies and Ukraine.

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