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Journalist Fellows' Papers

Human wrongs: How state-backed media helped the Kremlin weaponise social conservatism

Paper by Journalist Fellow

Russians themselves are the biggest victims of their government’s propaganda and misinformation campaigns. Journalist fellow Daria Litvinova looks at the history of Russian propaganda and writes a deeply personal account of how her country’s media has struggled to deal with Vladimir Putin and his narrative of Russian values under attack from the West.

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