06/06/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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."