Not everything shown on PBK is propaganda. However, there are still enough propaganda programs on the channel as to not diminish PBK’s role as a tool for the Kremlin’s influence activities.
Although PBK has a much larger audience and influence than Sputnik Estonia, the stories about the suspension of its news service in Russia have not received much attention.
Criticism of the Postimees Group’s decision to broker advertising to Russian TV channels, shifted the focus away from the real problem.
The TV news channel Pervõi’s Tuesday’s news release depicted a vivid image of the Estonian labour market. The episode is part of the Kremlin’s new propaganda rhetoric, which seeks to link Ukrainians working in Estonia with problems.
A study commissioned by the British government that became a media flashpoint last week has given an alarming picture of the attitudes of Russian speaking people in Estonia. Read about how the Kremlin propaganda media handles the study.
The editors of Propastop looked ahead into 2018 and made some predictions for the propaganda year.