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.
6. Newseum: JOURNALISM/WORKS: PUTIN: POWER, PERSUASION AND PROPAGANDA.
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. EUObserver.com: Gareth Harding, Russia: half-hearted EU propaganda no match for robust policies.
21. Politico.com: 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. http://wuwm.com (NPR Milwaukee): Ukrainian Journalists Fight Russian Propaganda With Facts. (re stopfake.org)
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. www.foreignpolicy.com: 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. Buzzfeed.com: 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. Pando.com: 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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