The Changing Face of Kremlin Propaganda: Recent Developments and Strategies for 2016
Please join the Atlantic Council, IREX, and Free Russia Foundation for a discussion on the changing face of Kremlin propaganda.​
Welcome remarks by:
Dr. Alina Polyakova
Deputy Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Ms. Sheila Scott
Project Director, Center for Collaborative Technology

Ms. Natalia Arno
Free Russia Foundation

A conversation with:
Ms. Masha Gessen
Journalist, Author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, and Carnegie Millennial Fellow

Mr. Vasily Gatov
Visiting Fellow
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Ms. Daria Dieguts
Foreign Correspondent
TV Channel “Ukraine”

Ms. Natalka Pisnya
Special Reporter and Head of Bureau in the United States
1+1 Media Group

Moderated by:
Ms. Karina Orlova
Echo of Moscow
Manipulation of the media space is a powerful tool in Russia’s “non-linear” war on the West. The Kremlin has weaponized TV, news, and social media by spreading disinformation, which portrays the West as hypocritical, declining, and seeking to dominate the global order. Russia’s propaganda manipulates national and international media, confusing and distracting citizens and policymakers. This campaign erodes global support for Western multilateral institutions and liberal democratic values. The West’s response to this growing threat to global security has, so far, been tepid and uncoordinated. As a result, the space for alternative Russian-language news continues to shrink.

Independent Russian-language journalists operate in a state media-dominated environment on a daily basis. This panel will focus on the challenges they face and what the West should do to support independent Russian-language journalism.

We hope you can join us for this important and timely discussion.

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