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TASS Journalists Given Top Jobs at Russia’s RBC


Not only is the Kremlin cracking down on independent news sources, it’s installing apparatchik journalists into what remains of the few (formerly) independent  sites. Total information control.  That is what Russia is working towards. It’s 1984 all over again. </end editorial> The Moscow Times Jul. 07 2016 16:33 Two journalists from the state-owned TASS news… Continue reading TASS Journalists Given Top Jobs at Russia’s RBC

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Russian MP Drafting Law to Defend Putin’s Honor


Another Russian law suppressing free speech. How widely might these laws be applied? From the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). </end editorial> Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2016 18:18 A member of the Russian Parliament is preparing a draft law that would make insulting President Vladimir Putin a criminal offence carrying up to a… Continue reading Russian MP Drafting Law to Defend Putin’s Honor

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My Secret Service ‘Diploma’ Shows What Macedonia Has Become


This is what we fear in the US with the government openly monitoring our conversations. I worked in intelligence for years and strongly backed security over privacy. Today I am not so sure. I have seen this abused, especially since 9-11-2001, in many different ways. Unimpeded access to iPhones is yet another way to erode… Continue reading My Secret Service ‘Diploma’ Shows What Macedonia Has Become

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The federal government no longer cares about disclosing public information


This is the power of journalism. The Freedom of Information Act was designed to disclose documents associated with items of public interest, it is best used by journalists to uncover actions or inaction by the federal government which is not complying with the law, breaking the law or flouting the law. The Freedom of Information… Continue reading The federal government no longer cares about disclosing public information

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How China Won the War Against Western Media


Tea Leaf Nation The one-two punch of censorship plus propaganda has discredited Western journalism in the eyes of many Chinese. BY BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN MARCH 4, 2016 BETHANY.ALLEN @BETHANYALLENEBR Just how biased do Chinese think Western media is against China? Wang Qiu, a member of China’s legislature and head of state-owned broadcaster China National Radio, claimed he… Continue reading How China Won the War Against Western Media

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China Declares Miss World Canada Persona Non Grata, TBT


The below article and the accompanying video are compelling evidence that China seeks to not only protect their image in China, but China also seeks to suppress evidence diminishing China’s reputation in any way. Every nation has the right to promote its image. No nation, however, has the right to suppress negative articles, no matter… Continue reading China Declares Miss World Canada Persona Non Grata, TBT

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Speech of U.S. Ambassador Pyatt at the “Countering Information War in Ukraine” Conference


Ambassador Pyatt spoke all the right words, especially highlighting that Ukraine should not attempt to match Russia word for word. Ukraine, instead, should strive to be successful and exemplify European, democratic values. To Russia, that is a stick in their eye.  A successful Ukraine defeats Russia – period. On a personal, professional note, Ukraine should… Continue reading Speech of U.S. Ambassador Pyatt at the “Countering Information War in Ukraine” Conference