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30 November 2020
Fake News: Belarusian State TV Presents The Same People In Various Roles
Yulia Artsyukh appears not only as a news reporter but is also presented as a typical mother who is outraged by anti-government protests. People on social media have pointed to other faces that appear in multiple roles, with one critic saying that state media can't find real pro-regime interviews.
12 November 2020
Russian TV's Misleading Reports On The U.S. Election
Russian TV coverage of the U.S. election has focused strongly on claims by President Donald Trump and his supporters that there has been massive fraud and irregularities, without mentioning the lack of solid evidence to back up those sweeping charges.
04 November 2020
Russian TV Backed Trump In 2016. In 2020, It's Zeroing In On Tensions In A Tight Race
Four years ago, Russian state TV pumped out reports lauding Donald Trump and his pledges to make up with Moscow. As votes are counted this time around, the focus from state media and public commentators is on another theme familiar to Russian audiences: the uncertainty of American democracy.
04 September 2020
Propaganda Pals: How Russian And Belarusian TV Cover Belarus' Protests
26 August 2020
How Belarusian State TV Faked Coverage Of An Opposition Rally
Belarusian state TV switched the audio of protesters chanting to make it appear that the crowd was heckling an opposition leader -- when, in fact, the demonstrators were chanting against authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, demanding that he leave office.
29 July 2020
State Media Vs. The Streets: How Lukashenka Lost The Media War In Belarus
Many older Belarusians may still get their news from state media, but younger generations have turned to social media and independent sites that are far from loyal, let alone fawning, when it comes to authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
13 July 2020
Activists Held After Protest In Support Of Detained Russian Journalist
Dozens of activists gathered outside the Lefortovo prison in Moscow on July 13 to support former journalist Ivan Safronov, who was detained on high-treason charges on July 7. Police detained at least 10 activists, all of whom work in the media, during the demonstration.
10 July 2020
Kazakhstan Dismisses Chinese 'Fake News' About Deadly 'Unknown Pneumonia'
Desperate relatives are waiting in line for hours for an overwhelmed Kazakh morgue to release the bodies of their loved ones, raising questions about the country's COVID-19 data. Official statistics show hundreds of deaths related to COVID-19 and more than 1,000 dead from "pneumonia." But Chinese news reports about a form of pneumonia in Kazakhstan that is deadlier than the coronavirus have been dismissed by the Kazakh Health Ministry as "fake news."