Whitelist: quality Russian-language media

Here is the first part of an overview grouping together trustworthy, non-propaganda Russian-language media channels. Share the list with your Russian speaking acquaintances!

The Kremlin’s media is lying: The Estonian President does not consider the Russian language a threat

The upcoming Moscow visit by President Kersti Kaljulaid has brought out several propagandistic headlines by Russian news agencies.

An inexact translation brought a Christmas gift of a wave of propaganda

Fake news that began due to Parliament’s minutes having been incorrectly translated brought forth propagandistic stories in the Kremlin media during the holidays.

Facebook’s role in unrest

ERR released Bloomberg columnist Leonid Beršidski’s opinion-based news on Facebook’s role in escalating Parisian turmoil.

Media overview – November 2018

November 2018 may be considered as the fake news month due to the large amount of media coverage, with several articles that deal with influence activities focused on this topic.

The blurry role of journalists in society

In the beginning of the summer their was a sensation in the media and among the journalists which was caused by a pseudo journalist, Vanessa Beeley at the University of Uppsala’s organized summer school on how to cover military conflicts when she tried to spread half truthful propaganda on countries involved in information warfare. During the effects of this incident, ERR journalist Allan Rajavee wrote a story recalling the basics of journalism and half-truths of journalists.

The Press Council did not find the propaganda channel justified in its claim

Sputnik Eesti, who appealed to the Press Council on stories published in ERR, Postimees and Õhtuleht in April was found not to be justified in its accusations by the monitoring organization. The Council ruled against the plaintiff finding that the three media channels had not violated the Estonian Code of Ethics for Journalists.

May 9. passed calmly

In spite of the efforts of the Kremlin propaganda channels, yesterday was a conflict free day in Estonia. There were also no major disputes in the media.

Sputnik lodged a complaint with the Press Council against the Estonian Press

The Kremlin’s propaganda portal started a new confrontation with the Estonian media last week, accusing ERR Postimees and Õhtuleht of publishing false information.

Twitter bots attack Estonia: truth or false?

Last week, media reports revealed, that in April the identities of dozens of followers in the Twitter accounts of Estonian politicians and opinion leaders are in question. Propastop’s editorial board looked into the doubts in question.