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Radio Wars: Information Battle Heats Up As Russia And China Muscle In

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Last December, Peter Horrocks, the BBC World Service’s former director, warned that the West was losing the “information war” with Moscow as the old Cold War foe pumped out wave after wave of pro-Kremlin propaganda on its rapidly expanding radio, TV and online platforms.

Europeans Agree to Counter Russian Propaganda War

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Ministers from European Union countries decided last week to work strategically to counter Russian’s propaganda offensive in Ukraine and other former Soviet states. EU countries intend to collaborate on broadcasting to give citizens in the target countries, e.g. the Baltics, an alternative to the relentless bombardment of Russian media, which produces a highly distorted version of the news aimed at Russian speakers.

Mapping BRICS Media

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Global communications scholars Kaarle Nordenstreng and Daya Kishan Thussu have published a new book Mapping BRICS Media, a comprehensive anthology that analyzes the impact of of BRICS media on the 21st century global media and communications landscape.

‘EU Has Very Poor Capability in Terms of Understanding Russia’s Concerns’

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A report on EU-Russia relations by a UK House of Lords committee admits that the EU totally miscalculated Moscow’s reaction to the developments in Ukraine because of a lack of Russian experts, says Lord Peter Truscott. Britain's House of Lords has been debating a report suggesting relations between the EU and Russia have reached a critical level. 

China’s Growing Presence in Russia’s Backyard

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A conservative Russian nationalist, Putin has lamented the break-up of the old Soviet Union, not because he regretted the disappearance of communism, but because of the severing of the numerous and deep economic, linguistic, social, and cultural connections that linked most of the fifteen constituent republics of the old USSR.

U.S. Losing "Information War" to Russia, Other Rivals - Study

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The United States is losing an information war to Russia, Islamic State and other rivals, says a new report that calls for a strengthening in U.S. counter-propaganda efforts and an overhaul of the government's international broadcasting arm.

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