May 01, 2014

Independent media be gone!

In 2011, Dmitry Kiselyov was awarded the Order of Friendship for his long service in media. In 2012, he was given the Award for Service to the Fatherland, Fourth Degree.

“The new propaganda, exemplified by Mr Kiselyov, seeks to agitate and mobilise the audience, to stir hatred and fear. Wearing a tight suit, he paces up and down, gesticulating and accentuating his words, then drilling them home with a sadistic smile. It is close in style to Orwell's two minutes' hate, stretched to more than 30.” (The Economist, March 29, 2014)

While oppositionist or liberal media outlets have been closed or deprived of means of broadcasting for remarks deemed outrageous, other media appear to have carte blanche, as long as they support the Kremlin.

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