Tag "TV propaganda"

Moscow’s ‘Sleepers’ TV Serial a Disturbing Wake Up Call for Russians, Kirillova Says

By Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia A new Russian television series, “The Sleepers,” which suggests the CIA is behind murders and terrorist acts in Russia and elsewhere and that its actions justify, indeed require an equally forceful response by the FSB is far more disturbing than programs like “The Anatomy of Protest,” Kseniya Kirillova says. In an essay for Ukraine’s Gulyai Pole, the US-based Russian journalist and commentator says that this latest

The Russia Channel

By Josh Marshall, TPM Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald has a fascinating little piece out overnight about a telling goof in the Russian propaganda channel that has played such a role in the 2016 election. It’s a rather convoluted story – not the article but what actually happened. So let me try to summarize it briefly. We have another of those apparently Russian-sourced email thefts which ended up on Wikileaks – this

Smell of Russian Propaganda

The growing power of Russian propaganda identified as a key concern for all EU member states. But in tiny Georgia, which recently survived war with Russia, government is giving the green light to Russian propaganda TV channels. In Russian state controlled TV channels occupy the main share of the package offered by major pay TV to Georgian population, Madona Gasanova wrote for The Financial. MagtiSat, leading Satellite Television operator from

Russian television not so prevalent in eastern Ukraine, study finds

Less than six percent of residents in unoccupied eastern Ukraine watch programs about politics on Russian television every day, a new study by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology finds, Alexandra Markovich wrote for Kyiv Post. The study, which was conducted from May 20 to June 2, 2016, found that Ukrainian national television channels were the dominant source of political news in eastern Ukrainian, as well as throughout the country.

Who really rules the airwaves in Moldova?

“With public trust at all time low, we need to examine how murky media ownership threatens pluralism and freedom of speech in Moldova,” – Nadine Gogu wrote for Open Democracy: Last year, Moldova underwent a deep political and social crisis. Around one billion dollars were embezzled from the state’s coffers. Large periods passed without a sitting government, and discord grew within the governing coalition and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

The killer nanny and the TV blackout

The recent murder of a child in central Moscow has shocked us all. Why didn’t Russian state media respond, Natalia Antonova wrote for oDR. The horror of it remains hard to process. A Moscow nanny, native to Uzbekistan but an on-again, off-again resident of the Russian capital for a number of years, murdered her four-year-old charge, cut off the little girl’s head, and brandished it outside a metro station before

How Russian TV propaganda is made

Federal television in Russia has long been suspected of propaganda. Four Russian TV producers share their stories of life behind the lens. This month COLTA.RU published three articles about what it’s like to work for federal television networks in Russia. These organisations have long been controlled by the authorities: they work as a single propaganda machine. The first two included an account by Liza Lerer, a former editorial manager of

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