May 23, 2016 – 12:00 pm
Dr. Alina Polyakova
Deputy Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic CouncilMs. Sheila Scott
Project Director, Center for Collaborative Technology
Ms. Natalia Arno
Free Russia Foundation
A conversation with:
Ms. Masha Gessen
Journalist, Author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, and Carnegie Millennial Fellow
Mr. Vasily Gatov
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Ms. Daria Dieguts
TV Channel “Ukraine”
Ms. Natalka Pisnya
Special Reporter and Head of Bureau in the United States
1+1 Media Group
Ms. Karina Orlova
Echo of Moscow
Manipulation of the media space is a powerful tool in Russia’s “non-linear” war on the West. The Kremlin has weaponized TV, news, and social media by spreading disinformation, which portrays the West as hypocritical, declining, and seeking to dominate the global order. Russia’s propaganda manipulates national and international media, confusing and distracting citizens and policymakers. This campaign erodes global support for Western multilateral institutions and liberal democratic values. The West’s response to this growing threat to global security has, so far, been tepid and uncoordinated. As a result, the space for alternative Russian-language news continues to shrink.
Independent Russian-language journalists operate in a state media-dominated environment on a daily basis. This panel will focus on the challenges they face and what the West should do to support independent Russian-language journalism.
We hope you can join us for this important and timely discussion.
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