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Russian Journalist: Without Free Media 'Russia Will Never Rise From His Knees' (VIDEO)

First Posted: 06/06/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:05 PM ET

VJ Movement has an interview with Pavel Sheremet, a Russian television journalist who has left the industry and written a book about censorship and press freedom in Russia.

Sheremet's book is a message to the young journalists of Russia, asking them to consider how the weakness of the Russian media points to a wider problem.

"Without free media, without free social institutions, Russia will never rise from his knees," he says "and it will remain a barbaric country that will jump from fire to fire, from revolution to war, from war back to revolution."

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