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How we think of bias at Knowhere


This is not an endorsement of Knowhere, but they do try to stay neutral.  Try is the operative word, because I often groan reading their products.  But, they do try, valiantly. </end editorial> How we think of bias at Knowhere By Dylan and Nathaniel, Knowhere Co-Founders Dear Subscriber, Fewer than half of Americans can name… Continue reading How we think of bias at Knowhere

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Historical Truth Banned in Russian-Occupied Crimea


News in the section ‘Context’ are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods used by the Russian government in its information war. January 26, 2017 – 16:36 Context Where Russia cannot prosecute for annoyingly inconvenient but entirely provable truth, it opts for bans. … Continue reading Historical Truth Banned in Russian-Occupied Crimea

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Russia Charges Ukrainian Journalist With Espionage


Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was detained in Russia on September 30, has been charged with espionage. Sushchenko’s lawyer, Mark Feigin, told TASS on October 7 that his client was officially charged with espionage, adding that Sushchenko pleaded not guilty. Sushchenko, a Paris-based correspondent of the Ukrinform news agency, was detained in Moscow on suspicion… Continue reading Russia Charges Ukrainian Journalist With Espionage

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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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Russia blocks RBC Ukraine news agency’s website


Kremlin media watchdog says website ‘instigates Crimean Tatars’ against Russia UNIAN: Russia’s telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor blocked on Friday the website of RBC Ukraine news agency for “instigating the Crimean Tatars to war against the Russian Federation,”according to TASS. “The edition hosted several materials containing calls for war between the Crimean Tatars and Russia,” the agency’s… Continue reading Russia blocks RBC Ukraine news agency’s website

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Does Vladimir Putin kill journalists?


Statistically the facts seem clear: Russia appears to be killing journalists. Russia not only controls the media in Russia, this article makes it clear that the Russian press must be state-controlled, “or else”. Journalists are statistically murdered at a far higher rate than in China and the United States. In a land where political assassinations… Continue reading Does Vladimir Putin kill journalists?

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Russian, Dozhd Journalist Beaten by Russian Goons


Ksenia Batanova, a producer with Dozhd, Russia’s only independent television news channel, is recovering after unknown assailants fractured her skull. http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/Russian-journalist-hospitalized-after-violent-street-attack?utm_term=116w6uf#15x5h3c Dozhd is widely regarded as the last beacon of objectivity amidst the raging storm of propaganda originated and orchestrated by the Russian government.  Dozhd has continued objective reporting on Ukraine and has suffered many… Continue reading Russian, Dozhd Journalist Beaten by Russian Goons