“In true buccaneering spirit/style of host country they will tear down all walls and shatter every conventional wisdom of chattering classes.”
RT UK is the newest part of a Kremlin-funded news network with a budget to match the BBC World Service. It’s already facing the possibility of Ofcom sanctions for its lack of impartiality. BuzzFeed News investigates why Russia Today set its sights on the UK.
The same day that Russia launches the new website and radio service, CNN gets taken off the air, a top newspaper editor is forced to step down, and a leading magazine gets a note of warning.
The Kremlin-backed broadcaster has been criticised for its coverage of the upheaval in Ukraine during early 2014. The channel insists it’s providing an alternative viewpoint.
“You are responsible for thousands of deaths in my country.”
Coming soon to Washington and London.
Here are the current front pages of a few Russian news websites.
Sara Firth has been with the Kremlin-backed station since 2009 but quit over the way it handled Thursday’s Malaysia Airlines disaster.
Graham Phillips has become a fixture on Kremlin television and a micro-celebrity on the streets of Ukraine.
“Surprising that in this difficult and humiliating time for his homeland Kerry has nothing to worry about except our channel,” Simonyan tweets.
Russia Today has been on the front lines of the Kremlin’s information war over Ukraine.
“It was my first job and I feel embarrassed and ashamed.” An inside look at what it’s like to work at the Kremlin-funded media outlet.
After the on-air resignation of RT’s Liz Wahl, the question is what the broadcast legend whose shows appear on the Kremlin-funded network will do next.
“I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russian government which whitewashes the actions of Putin.”
Abby Martin says no one at the network knew she was going to condemn the Russian invasion of Crimea.
California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said he doesn’t support Russia taking military action in Ukraine, but “that doesn’t mean Putin and pro-Russia forces in Ukraine are in the wrong.”
The video that announced Larry King’s new show on cable news network RT was just begging to be gif’d.
Russia has arrested an official at the American Embassy in Moscow on suspicion of working for the CIA.