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.
Are Russian media facing a witch-hunt in Germany, after a wave of criticism by the German Union of Journalists? Is Ukraine the most dangerous place on Earth, and the US continuing to instigate violence in Venezuela and France? Russia might seem surrounded by enemies, but at least the country got the witches on their side.
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.
David vs. Goliath: Find out how independent journalists exposed disinformation on Russian TV.