America the Clueless or America the Context-less?: a practical, contextual approach to reporting on complex issues

America the Clueless or America the Context-less?: a practical, contextual approach to reporting on complex issues

By Emily Thorson, for Trust, Media & Democracy “America the clueless,” quipped the headline of an opinion piece by The New York Times’ Frank Bruni in 2013. In the piece, Bruni cites statistic after statistic showing how much Americans get wrong about the political world. He laments that “[T]he truth is that a great big chunk of the [American] electorate is tuned out, zonked out, or combing Roswell for alien remains. My own research

Is the Russian embassy in the UK writing letters to itself?

By Sarah Hurst (@XSovietNews), for StopFake The Russian embassy in the UK has been publishing a daily selection of “letters of support from ordinary UK citizens” on its notoriously inflammatory Twitter account (@RussianEmbassy). The embassy first mentioned that it had been receiving letters in the wake of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in a tweet on March 14, but the first letters only appeared on April 9. Up

Disinfo Analysis: 16 million British apologies – trend of the week in Russia’s domestic propaganda

By Polygraph The website of Russia’s RIA Novosti state news agency has featured a report headlined “The British have apologized to Russia for their insane leaders” in its top news section for at least three days. The story was moved from the top position on Saturday, April 28, to second the following day and to fifth position on Monday, April 30. In line with this “British apologized” narrative, RIA Novosti posted

Edward Lucas: Shell game

By Edward Lucas, for CEPA When we are attacked, we are quick to call on other countries for help. Fixing our own problems is a lot harder. That is the story of the West’s response to the Russian “hybrid war”—the intensifying mixture of cyber, diplomatic, economic, military, and propaganda attacks. After the attempted assassination last month in Salisbury of a retired British spy, Britain was quick to call on its

States within states: how corruption in the Baltic transport sector perpetuates Russia’s economic influence

By Laurynas Keturakis, for Integrity Initiative Since Russia’s incursion into Ukraine in 2014, the Baltic States have kept an especially watchful eye on the Kremlin. Recently, aside from voicing concerns about the joint Russian-Belarusian Zapad 2017 exercise and Iskander deployments in Kaliningrad, Baltic countries have taken steps to consolidate their defenses and prepare their institutions for a similar hybrid Crimea scenario. Both Latvia and Estonia have organized several cyber defense

The Kremlin Guard: Russia’s Pro-Government Youth Organizations

By Ksenia Kirillova, for Defence Report The leader of the Young Guard of United Russia Denis Davydov announced that this organization plans to create groups to combat opposition movements in every region of the country. According to him, such groups will first appear in Moscow, cities with a population of over a million, and “problematic” for “United Russia” regions. The membership of each unit is expected to be from 100 to 200 people. At

Four factors affecting press freedom in Russia

By EU vs Disinfo The World Press Freedom Day has been marked every year on 3 May after it was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993. In connection with this date, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) publishes the annual World Press Freedom index, which takes the temperature of the issue internationally. In this year’s index, Russia’s position as number 148 out of 180 countries was unchanged compared to last year’s result.

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