Will we ever see the end of information control in Azerbaijan?

Will we ever see the end of information control in Azerbaijan?

By Arzu Geybullayeva, for Global Voices At a meeting of NATO allies in Brussels in November 2017, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev highlighted the importance of free speech and internet freedom. A summary published on the official presidential website paraphrased Aliyev’s remarks as follows: “Highlighting democratic development issues, President Ilham Aliyev said the free internet, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and other freedoms are ensured in Azerbaijan.” This and other

McMaster says U.S. must reveal ‘insidious’ Russian meddling to prevent further attacks

By RFE/RL Top White House adviser H.R. McMaster says one of the most important tasks in defending U.S. national security is to reveal Russia’s “insidious” interference in elections worldwide to prevent Moscow from meddling again in the democratic process. “What we have to do is come up with a way to deal with this very sophisticated strategy [of meddling],” McMaster, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, told Voice of

Fake: European Union Seeks To Improve Relations with Russia At Any Cost

Russian media distorted the words of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser in order to create the impression that the European Union is seeking to improve relations with Russia at any cost. At the same time these fake Russian stories completely ignore the reasons for European sanctions and current tense relations with Russia, i.e., Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and its proxy war in eastern Ukraine. Pro-Kremlin

Klimov: Russia never interferes in the affairs of foreign states, including Iran

By Polygraph Andrei Klimov Deputy Chairman, Federation Council foreign affairs committee “Russia does not interfere in the domestic affairs of foreign states. Iran is a sovereign state, they have their own legitimate government, and we in such instances act the same way practically everywhere. As I told you, Russia does not interfere in the domestic affairs of sovereign states.” Source: Radio Business FM, January 1, 2018 FALSE FOR “NEVER” AND

As screws tighten in Moscow, Russians are turning to diverse regional media, editors say

By Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia As the Moscow media is increasingly restricted in its operations by the Kremlin, more Russians are turning to media in the regions which are often more diverse and exciting in their coverage than their counterparts in the capital and which can be accessed by the increasingly Internet-savvy regional outlets. The regional media are under pressure as well, but it varies widely from one region

Fake: Ukrainians Being Massively Deported from EU and Israel

Ukrainian visa free travel to the EU Schengen zone countries which went into effect in June 2017 remains a favorite topic for Russian fakes and disinformation.  The latest spin on these manufactured stories is a claim published by the marginal site Rossiyskie Vesti claiming that Ukrainians are being massively deported from EU countries.  RIA Novosti eagerly reprinted this latest fake, elevating Rossiyskie Vesti to the status of world media. Novstnoy

Putin’s Russia now ‘an empire of lies,’ not ‘an evil empire,’ Pastukhov says

By Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia At the everyday level, Vladimir Pastukhov says, it is unlikely that Russians lie more than people in other countries do; but in the public sphere, the lie is not criticized but rather encouraged,” making it “almost the norm of public politics not only in the eyes of the authorities but in those of the population as well. There are many reasons for the official

Brazil introduces tougher regulations on ‘fake news’ ahead of 2018 elections

By Taisa Sganzerla, for Global Voices In early December 2017, Brazil’s government established a committee to monitor and possibly order the blocking of false news reports on social media ahead of the 2018 presidential elections. The news has raised concerns about censorship among the public. The “Consultative Council on Internet and Elections” will operate under the auspices of the Superior Electoral Court and includes representatives from the Court, the Ministry of

Fake: Ukraine Postpones Salary Increases for Military for a Year

Scores of Ukrainian media published stories claiming that Ukraine was postponing raising servicemen’s salaries for a year. Ukraine’s Ministry of Social Policy meanwhile says that salary increases will proceed as planned on January 1, 2018. The source for the fake claims was a Cabinet of Ministers Decree (No. 152) amending an earlier decree (No. 704) concerning servicemen’s salaries. The decree outlining financial remuneration for additional training, academic degrees, sport achievement

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