Latest News:

Trump tells FBI: ‘I have your back 100%’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mueller requests emails from Trump campaign data firm: report -

Friday, December 15, 2017

GOP changes child tax credit in bid to win Rubio’s vote -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump Jr. is berated for tweet about ‘Obama’s FCC’ chair, net ‘neutality’ -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May 2018 -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Roy Moore says Alabama election ‘tainted’ by outside groups -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Eric Holder warns GOP: ‘Any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former British prime minister: Trump attacks on press are ‘dangerous’ -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Megyn Kelly left Fox News in part due to O’Reilly: report -

Saturday, April 15, 2017

North Korea warns against U.S. ‘hysteria’ as it marks founder’s birth -

Friday, April 14, 2017

British spies were first to spot Trump team’s links with Russia -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

U.S. drops ‘mother of all bombs’ on Islamic State in Afghanistan -

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Boris Johnson calls off Moscow visit over Syria -

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz,Atlanta Hawks vs Portland Blazers -

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Trump national security aide Flynn resigns over Russian contacts -

Monday, February 13, 2017

Israel bars Peru’s fugitive ex-leader Alejandro Toledo -

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Germany president: Steinmeier chosen by lawmakers -

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Russia launches new media to lead ‘propaganda war’ with West

(Reuters) – Russia launched on Monday a state-of-the-art media organization with hundreds of journalists abroad intended to wean the world off what it called aggressive Western propaganda – dubbing it with echoes of the Cold War, Sputnik.

In a hi-tech presentation in a media center once used to host Cold War-era press conferences, one of President Vladimir Putin’s favorite journalists outlined plans meant to repair the damage done to Russia’s image during the crisis in Ukraine.

Although Moscow denies reverting to Soviet-style techniques, Russian media executives acknowledge privately they are waging a propaganda war with echoes of the Cold War.

“We are against the aggressive propaganda that is feeding the world,” Dmitry Kiselyov, a conservative television anchor who heads the Rossiya Segodnya media outlet created by Putin last year to promote Russia’s image abroad.

“We will provide an alternative interpretation of the world, of course. There is demand for this.”

His remarks were a dig at the United States, which Putin accuses of trying to impose its will on the rest of the world, including during the Ukraine crisis which has left Moscow’s relations with the West at their lowest ebb since the Cold War.

Widely regarded as one of Putin’s chief propagandists, Kiselyov hosts a weekly current affairs program which spits venom at the West, supports Putin, portrays Ukraine as overrun by fascists and supports Russia’s conduct in the crisis.

Standing on a stage in front of a huge screen showing a starry sky which gave way to television footage from around the world, Kiselyov said Sputnik would have “news hubs” in 30 cities including Washington, London, Berlin, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and the capitals of a host of former Soviet republics.

Its operations will include news wires, a radio station, an Internet site, applications for mobile phones and social media as well as press centers in some countries. Some of the hubs could have up to around 100 staff, Kiselyov said.

In an echo of Radio Moscow, the foreign-language Soviet-era station that was beamed abroad, Sputnik aims to be broadcasting in 34 countries, in 30 languages by the end of next year.

Kiselyov would not be drawn on costs, but one official suggested money was of little object.

Most Russian media outlets are loyal to Putin, and opponents get little air time, but the president regards keeping a tight grip on them as an important part of his hold on power.

Comments are closed.

Yahoo! Status Checker by Techya