“Europeans are seeking refuge in Russia from aggressive sexual education, homosexual dictatorship and juvenile justice,” readers of a Russian news outlet were told.
In the past few weeks, thousands of people have lost their jobs in US media. This is bad news for those of us who want to read reliable news at a time when we face a well-resourced, state-coordinated disinformation campaign from Russia.
Five years into the annexation, Crimea is still not “ours,” still not a part of Russia. Insisting on that is to disinform, and repeating the slogan does not make it happen.
Mass media are grouped along two major concepts: Media as a Forum or media as a Tribune. This is, of course, a theoretical model to describe two ideal types of relations between the media and its audience. The Forum is a peer-to-peer exchange of ideas; the Tribune – a top-down system to disseminate instructions.
The Russian TV channel NTV could lose its UK license after criticism by the British broadcasting watchdog, Ofcom.
Pro-Kremlin media promote a grossly inflated figure, implying that Ukraine had lost almost a quarter of its population in just 5 years.