RFE/RL executives upbeat about their operations in Russia following the Politkovskaya murder.

Posted: 22 Oct 2006   Print   Send a link
But this may be "whistling past the graveyard considering President Putin's success in establishing state control over all major nationwide television channels and in imposing severe restrictions on other independent broadcasting in Russia, including Radio Liberty's local retransmissions." Ted Lipien, FreeMediaOnline.org, 19 October 2006. Voice of Russia website ignores murder of Anna Politkovskaya. "The state-run international broadcaster more commonly known during the Cold War as Radio Moscow, has returned to some of the old propaganda themes and habits after a period of practicing relatively objective journalism under President Yeltsin and in the early years under Putin." FreeMediaOnline.org, 15 October 2006. See also Voice of Russia website.