All Posts Tagged With: "television"

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Nikolai II and Stalin Top List of Famous Russians

A contest of famous persons sponsored by Russian state television has come back online after being temporarily shut for “technical reasons.” So far, tsar Nikolai II and Joseph Stalin top the list.

Jul 17, 2008 | Continued
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Democratic Forces in Russia Publicly Decry Elections

In a joint statement, a group of Russian public figures decry the state of political freedom in the country, and sharply criticize recent presidential elections.

Apr 30, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Film Accuses West of Orchestrating Chechen War

A new film released on Russian state-run television alleges that Western countries orchestrated Russia’s war with Chechnya in the 1990s.

Apr 29, 2008 | Continued
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Rock Musicians Barred from Russian Television

Two rock musicians have been shuttered from Russian national television in a move that may be connected with the singers’ political leanings.

Apr 22, 2008 | Continued
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No Freedom of Speech in Russian Media—TV Personality

Vladimir Posner, a notable TV journalist and president of the Russian Academy of Television, has complained that there is no freedom of speech in the modern Russian mass-media.

Mar 28, 2008 | Continued
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Ingushetia Tries to Ban TV Station Over Critical Reporting

The Parliament of the Russian Republic of Ingushetia has demanded that REN-TV, a private television channel, be blocked from the region for inflammatory reporting. Sergei Mironov, the speaker of Russia’s Federation Council, regretted that the Government did not have the authority to do so.

Mar 19, 2008 | Continued
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Report: Press Freedom Declines in Russia

“The nongovernmental organizations Freedom House and the Committee to Protect Journalists have criticized Russia as among the worst countries in the world in terms of press freedoms in reports released to coincide with the annual World Press Freedom Day. Freedom House ranked Russia 165 out of 195 countries on its press freedom scale, accusing the […]

May 7, 2007 | Continued