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Russia Cracks Down On Independent Media

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 12.22.2014 | Media

MOSCOW (AP) — Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar's q...

Russia Launching Its Own Version Of 'Wikipedia'

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2014 | Media

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to create its own "Wikipedia" to ensure its citizens have access to more "detailed and reliable" information about the...

CNN To Stop Broadcasting In Russia

AP | Posted 11.11.2014 | Media

MOSCOW (AP) — The international news channel CNN says it will halt broadcasting in Russia due to recent changes in media legislation. ...

Russia Launches Media Organization To Help Fight 'Propaganda War'

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2014 | Media

* New media outlet will operate in dozens of countries * Putin sees media as vital to his grip on power * Russia locked ...

RT Launches UK News Channel

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2014 | Media

By Andrew Osborn LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - RT, a Kremlin-funded broadcaster lauded by President Vladimir Putin, launched a TV news ch...

Ukraine Security Services Break Into Newspaper Office

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.11.2014 | Media

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) broke into the office of a Kiev-based digital newspaper on Thursday, physically trapping reporters and ultimately...

Putin, Planes, And Propaganda

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Eliot Borenstein

I loathe Putin the way I loathed George W. Bush. I didn't vote for either of them, and they each seemed hell-bent on rendering a country I love unrecognizable.

Huge Protests In Moscow For Media Freedom

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media

MOSCOW, April 13 (Reuters) - About 5,000 Russians, some waving Ukrainian flags, rallied in central Moscow on Sunday to protest at what they say is a...

Russia's Powerful Media Bubble

Kevin M. F. Platt | Posted 05.19.2014 | World
Kevin M. F. Platt

One of the greatest challenges facing Ukraine is to rebuild the authority of its own media space and to articulate a shared understanding of politics, history and geography -- one that can overcome the now enormous divide between the two realities that Ukrainians now inhabit.

Russia's Media Crackdown Continues

theguardian.com | Alec Luhn in Moscow | Posted 03.13.2014 | Media

In what appears to be part of a growing state crackdown on liberal media, the editor of a major independent Russian news website has been replaced by ...

Russian Journalists See Kremlin Censorship In Editor's Dismissal

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2014 | Media

* Lenta.ru editor says replaced after 10 years * Dozens at news site allege censorship * Site warned over remarks by Ukr...

The Kremlin Falls Prey to Its Own Propaganda

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 05.07.2014 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

In Russia, the population-at-large receives its news from state-controlled TV that has long been churning propaganda. But since November, television, Kremlin's crude weapon of mass distraction, has ever more shrilly been agitating hostility toward opposition protesters in Ukraine.

Michael Calderone

Russia Wages Media War Alongside Crimea Invasion

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.03.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- One of the first casualties in the Russian invasion of Crimea was independent television. Black Sea TV, the peninsula's only independen...

Russia's Media Coverage Called 'Lies And Nonsense'

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Media

* Ukrainians take issue with Russian television coverage * Russian TV reporter handed fake "Oscar" in Kiev * Western sta...

Putin Deals Major Blow To Russian Media

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2014 | Media

By Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, Dec 9 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin tightened his control over Russia's media on Monday by dissolvi...

Journalist Gunned Down

AP | By ARSEN MOLLAYEV | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — A journalist in Russia's North Caucasus was shot dead on Tuesday after repeated threats and an attempt on his life. ...

After Divorce, Putin Seen As Different Kind Of 'Real Man'

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russian media from all sides of the political spectrum have reacted with unusual compassion to the announcement of President Vladimir P...

Politkovskaya Murder Acquittal Overturned In Russia

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the acquittal of three men charged with the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, a journalist wh...

NYET: Putin Opponents Vanish From Russian TV

New York Times | CLIFFORD J. LEVY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On a talk show last fall, a prominent political analyst named Mikhail G. Delyagin had some tart words about Vladimir V. Putin. When the program was la...