Danske Bank pleaded guilty to what some describe as its ‘Estonian money laundering scandal’. Yet the key Estonian part of this scandal was shutting it down.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has been tasked with finding a solution to limit the harmful effects of the media in the Baltic nations and to counter the closure of RT’s channels.
In mid-June, Latvia amended the Electronic Media Act, adding conditions to be taken into account when granting or revoking a transmission license.
In early November, the owner of the Sputnik network who is also the chief editor of Russia Today (RT) accused Estonia of systematically bullying Sputnik employees as well as more generally RT workers, adding that for those employees, Estonia is the worst country in Europe to work.
This week you can read on the Baltnews website that they are owned by Russia Today and registered in Moscow.
Propastop is proud to report the success of our organizing team: they were able to bring both Ruslan Boširov and Aleksandr Petrov to Estonia to speak about their work.
Let us summarize recent articles in the world media that open up the hidden backdrop of the functioning of the Russian propaganda media.
In December, the UK media regulator Ofcom published a study on the content of RT broadcasts in England, highlighting a number of violations that could lead to further sanctions.
Information warfare and the new advent of the Cold War dominated the topics in March. The case of the Skirpal poisoning and the Cambridge Analytica revelations on the use of Facebook data laid a considerable foundation for the month.
Propastop regards November as a rather modest and calm month for ant-Estonian influence activities. Russia remained passive, mostly by the prolongation of familiar propaganda events in various stories on their web of national media channels.