RT, Sputnik, Pervy Kanal, NTV and Rossiya – Russian state-controlled media have given Russian journalism a problematic reputation globally.
However, there is also another kind of Russian journalism: professionals who dare to challenge their own government’s disinformation using critical reporting, fact-checking and journalistic investigations.
In four interviews with independent journalists it becomes evident that a part of Russia’s civil society shares the international concerns over the Kremlin’s media manipulations.
Their examples show that Russian journalism does not have to be a part of the disinformation problem: it can also be a part of the solution.
“The propaganda digs a cultural ditch between Russia and Europe”: Pavel Kanygin has covered the MH17 case as an investigative journalist with Novaya Gazeta. Read the full interview.
“’Information war’ is a term used by the Kremlin to justify disinformation”: Roman Dobrokhotov won the 2019 European Press Prize Investigative Reporting Award for exposing disinformation in the Skripal case. Read the full interview.
“Propaganda Must be Opposed by the Language of Values”: Andrei Arkhangelsky is one of Russia’s most prominent commentators on the topic of disinformation. Read the full interview.