Contents tagged with Propaganda
Ukrainian intelligence: Russian TV prepared anti-Ukrainian documentaries to influence opinion about the Donbas
According to Ukrainian intelligence officers, Russia’s main propaganda TV channels prepared high-profile “documentaries” in the Donbas in order to slander the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the press service of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported.
“Russian command has intensified its measures to create provocative materials aimed at defaming the ATO forces and accusing them of violating the Minsk Agreements,” the Main Directorate of Intelligence says. …
Kremlin promised to take measures in response to European Parliament resolution to counter Russian media
The Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, stated that the Kremlin is concerned about the trend towards restricted freedom of expression due to the adoption of the resolution regarding certain Russian media outlets and intends to take measures in response.
“Of course, the trend towards attacks against the media, which are in fact, restrictions of press freedom, and freedom of expression, is a cause for deep concern. It contradicts the common understanding of …
German special service fears that Russia may intervene in election
The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution of Germany is concerned that Russia may interfere in the 2017 Bundestag election campaigns.
“Last year, we saw that Russia influenced the formation of public opinion in Germany. We are concerned that the same might happen next year,” this was said by the president of the agency, Hans-Georg Maaßen, during an interview with Reuters.
As an example of this, Maaßen mentioned the alleged kidnapping of a Russian girl named Lisa in Berlin. At …
Czech Foreign Ministry establishes special unit to combat Russian propaganda
The Czech Foreign Ministry has established a unit to combat Russian propaganda and other external attempts to affect public opinion in the country, as was stated by the Czech Minister of the Interior, Milan Chovanec, during a conference on strategic communications.
Participants in the event included guests from Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, USA, Slovakia, Poland, the Netherlands, Baltic States, NATO and the EU, representatives of law enforcement bodies, academics, diplomats and non- …
NATO acknowledged that it is losing the information war with Russia
The NATO Command called on its allies in Western countries to actively combat the spread of misinformation that accompanies Russian military adventures, the Voice of America reported. The Director of NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Jānis Sārts, stated that the West is trying to catch up to the Russian Federation in this area.
“The technology is ours. The powerhouses of the market are located in our countries. However, we are holding this discussion, feeling that players …
Ukrainian PM: Russia spends more than $1 billion on global propaganda
Russia annually spends more than $1 billion to broadcast information to 500 million people with the "propaganda network", as stated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, at the annual communication forum WCF Davos Kyiv, UKRINFORM reports.
"The Russian Federation spends over a billion dollars on communication annually and covers its propaganda network audience of more than 500 million people. It says that by using unscrupulous communication, one may change the world. And here …
Russia allocated nearly $1 billion for propaganda in 2016
According to Forbes, Russia allocated nearly 61 billion rubles ($900 million) from their 2016 budget towards propagandist media. This makes the state the largest donor of the Russian media market.
This amount was received by both state-owned and private media organizations. Approximately 60% to 70% of the money is obtained in the form of subsidies. The rest of the funds are distributed between newspapers, magazines and TV channels once they win tenders for the placement of informational …
Russia Today organizes tour to the Crimea for foreign journalists
Russian state-run TV channel Russia Today is organizing a trip for foreign journalists to visit the annexed Crimea. The visit is scheduled for the 16 of July. This was reported by a representative of the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (from 2011 to 2016) Yuriy Lukanov, in his blog for the online edition of Detector Medіa.
Lukanov says he has a list of journalists who are planning to visit the occupied peninsula. It consists of 15 names. Among them are representatives of Radio Zones ( …
Montenegrin PM: Russia is attempting to turn the Balkans against the EU
Russia's propagandists are taking efforts to spread anti-NATO, anti-EU sentiments across the Western Balkans, aimed at seizing influence in the region's countries, according to Montenegro's Prime Minister, Milo Đukanović. He is convinced that up to 30 percent of people in the region oppose Western integration.
According to him, people in the lowest income brackets in a part of Europe where average GDP per capita is only €6,000 do not see the long term benefits of pro-EU economic reforms and …
Documentary film 'Donbas Seasons' caused a scandal in diplomatic circles
The Ukrainian Ambassador to Tallinn, Viktor Kryzhanovsky, requested that an Italian documentary film called Donbass Seasons not be broadcast in the European Union. A major scandal has emerged in diplomatic circles over the Italian documentary film about the situation in eastern Ukraine.
According to Rus.err (Estonian Public Broadcasting website), Kryzhanovsky appealed to the Estonian authorities with a request not to allow the screening of the documentary film Donbas Seasons in Estonia.