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“Information Ghettoizations” in the Bukovinian Cross-Border Area

Author(s): Marin Gherman
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Local History / Microhistory, Political history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Information ghetto; social capital; tribalization; Bukovina; information war;

Summary/Abstract: The notion of ghettoization is increasingly used in political science and sociology in the context of the processes of creating closed social, ethnic, political, informational spaces. Unfortunately, historical Bucovina experienced several phases of depletion of social capital during the communist regime. In the last century there has been an extensive process of depletion of social capital in Bucovina, and information ghettoization has become a new challenge. Northern and southern Bukovina are framed in two different information spaces, in two different political systems, and the population woke up without a common historical memory. If we talk about Ukraine and Romania, some small steps must be taken to begin with, without which the other discussions seem meaningless. Unfortunately, the public radio and television stations of Ukraine and Romania do not have permanent correspondents in the neighboring states. As a result, the consumer of information forms his image of the neighboring state from foreign sources, often financed by third parties or, at best, from translations of European news agencies. There is a need to set up a press cluster in the Bucovina cross-border area.

  • Issue Year: 56/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 233-241
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Romanian