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VOA Interview: Russian Journalist Says News Blackout On Tsarnaev Trial Possible

June 22nd, 2015 | by EJC

Russian-language news coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing trial has been largely non-existent. One of the only major news outlets with regular reporting on the trial is Ekho Moskvy, an independent, influential radio station and news Web site in Moscow. The station’s editor-in-chief, Alexei Venediktov, spoke to Fatima Tlisova in an exclusive interview for


Old Problems Persist Even in Digital Media Era

December 4th, 2014 | by EJC

There was alarming déjà vu at this year's Agenda for Change: Developing Independent Media in the Digital Age in Eurasia conference. Although media platforms were evolving, traditional fears persisted: censorship, propaganda, politicized use of economic and legal pressures. Drusilla Menaker recounts the discussion.


Satellite Images As Proof

September 30th, 2014 | by EJC

In recent years, there have been a number of journalistic projects that made good use of the wealth of satellite imagery, which is increasingly freely available. But, just like photographs, satellite images without context can distort the truth


Russian Media Coverage Of MH17 Leaves No Room For Dissenting Voices

August 19th, 2014 | by EJC

Within Russia, television reports from Ukraine are rarely challenged by alternative views. Russia has invested a great deal in the international English-language television channel Russia Today as a means to counter global news juggernauts such as CNN and the BBC World News. Ilya Yablokov looks at what this means for the Russian mediascape in the wake of



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