Disinfo: The Eurovision Song Contest has been instrumentalised for propaganda purposes


The Eurovision Song Contest has been instrumentalised for the purposes of propaganda. The pathetic crying of the Ukrainian contestant also served this purpose.


Art is subjective. Russian viewers also appreciated the artistic value of Jamala's performance which is reflected in the 10 points they awarded to the Ukrainian contestant.


  • Reported in: Issue 27
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Propaganda, Eurovision


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