Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, May 16, 2016

Unfree press

Russian president Putin is not fond of independent reporting. What does he fear from investigative journalism when his popularity ratings are so high?

Removal of Top Editors Signals Trouble for Independent Russian Paper
Three senior editors at the media organization controlled by Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire and Brooklyn Nets owner, left their jobs on Friday, apparently victims of the Kremlin’s ire for reporting too many details about the family and friends of President Vladimir V. Putin.
The departure of the three editors from the RBC newspaper and news service was widely viewed as the death knell for one of Russia’s last independent paper…

Dmitri S. Peskov, Mr. Putin’s spokesman, denied on Friday that the RBC editors’ departure had anything to do with pressure from the Kremlin…

Most analysts expect that Mr. Prokhorov will be pushed to sell the company to some friend of the Kremlin who will turn it into another government mouthpiece…

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