RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2015-#66 table of contents with links :: Johnson’s Russia List – Friday, April 3, 2015

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JRL 2015-#66 :: Friday 3 April 2015
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1. Wall Street Journal editorial: Putin’s Disinformation Matrix.
2. Bloomberg: Sanctions-Strapped Russia Outguns the U.S. in Information War. Moscow drowns out Voice of America, and facts are a casualty.
3. The Hill: Is America losing the information war?
4. Legatum Insitute: The Menace of Unreality: Combatting Russian Disinformation in the 21st Century.
5. Epoch Times: Russia’s Weapon of Choice: Information Warfare. New report by the Institute of Modern Russia states Russia “weaponizes information” to confuse and subvert adversaries.
7. Kevin Rothrock’s Twitter coverage of the April 2 Newseum meeting “PUTIN: POWER, PERSUASION AND PROPAGANDA” (pending a transcript)
8. New York Times SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW: Miriam Elder, ‘Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible,’ by Peter Pomerantsev
9. New York Times: Peter Pomerantsev, Russia’s Ideology: There Is No Truth.
10. New York Times Stephen Castle, The Saturday Profile: A Russian TV Insider Describes a Modern Propaganda Machine. (re Peter Pomerantsev)
11. Washington Post book review: ‘Nothing is True and Everything is Possible,’ by Peter Pomerantsev.
12. Institute for War & Peace Reporting: How Russia Fights its Information War. The Kremlin is committing huge resources to extending its influence through spin rather than soldiers. (interview with Peter Pomeranzev)
13. Foreign Affairs: Peter Pomerantsev, Unplugging Putin TV. How to Beat Back the Kremlin Propaganda.
14. PBS Newshour: How the Kremlin uses TV to shape Russian political ‘reality.’ (interview with Peter Pomerantsev)
15. BBC: Russia’s global media operation under the spotlight.
16. The Conversation: Cynthia Hooper, Russia fighting information wars with borrowed weapons.
17. Moscow Times: Andrew Kornbluth, Russian Propaganda Exploits Western Weakness.
18. Reuters: EU gears up for propaganda war with Russia.
19. ValueWalk: Polina Tikhonova, Will The EU Be Able To Withstand Russia’s Propaganda?
20. Gareth Harding, Russia: half-hearted EU propaganda no match for robust policies.
21. Leonid Ragozin, LETTER FROM MOSCOW. Ukraine, Putin TV and the Big Lie. You won’t believe what the Russian media is saying about America right now.
22. (NPR Milwaukee): Ukrainian Journalists Fight Russian Propaganda With Facts. (re
23. Kiev International Institute of Sociology: INDEX OF RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA EFFICIENCY.
24. BBC: Ukraine’s new online army in media war with Russia.
25. The Economist: Ukraine’s media war. Battle of the memes. Russia has shown its mastery of the propaganda war. Ukraine is struggling to catch up.
26. Kyiv Post: How to fight information war with Russia.
27. Kyiv Post: Ukrainian TV to start new life without Russia.
28. Top American Diplomat Decries ‘Lies’ of Russian Media. Victoria Nuland rebuts Russia Today’s coverage of the Ukraine crisis and belittles the network’s “tiny, tiny” audience in America.
29. Reuters: Sacked Russian media chief takes up keyboard in exile. (re Meduza)
30. Los Angeles Times: At Meduza, self-exiled Russian journalists avoid Kremlin censorship.
31. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Putin’s Propaganda Industry Tightens Its Belt.
32. RFE/RL: The Trolls Who Came In From The Cold.
33. BBC: Ukraine conflict: Inside Russia’s ‘Kremlin troll army’
34. The Independent: Revealed: Putin’s army of pro-Kremlin bloggers. Hundreds of workers are paid around £500 a month and required to write at least 135 comments per day – or face immediate dismissal.
35. The Guardian: Salutin’ Putin: inside a Russian troll house. Former workers tell how hundreds of bloggers are paid to flood forums and social networks at home and abroad with anti-western and pro-Kremlin comments.
36. Documents Show How Russia’s Troll Army Hit America. The adventures of Russian agents like The Ghost of Marius the Giraffe, Gay Turtle, and Ass – exposed for the first time.
37. Mark Ames, The Kremlin’s comment trolls are real – as is the media’s amnesia about them.
38. Sputnik: It’s Worse Than You Thought: The ‘Kremlin Troll Army’ Exposed.


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