October 4, 2008

Russian Media and Information Warfare

On October 23, the International Centre for Defence Studies held a seminar titled “Russian Media and Information Warfare”. During the seminar and the ensuing discussion, Edward Lucas and Raul Rebane analysed the use of the Russian media as a tool for propaganda and information warfare.

On October 23, the International Centre for Defence Studies held a seminar titled “Russian Media and Information Warfare”. During the seminar and the ensuing discussion, Edward Lucas and Raul Rebane analysed the use of the Russian media as a tool for propaganda and information warfare.

On October 23, the International Centre for Defence Studies held a seminar titled “Russian Media and Information Warfare”. During the seminar and the ensuing discussion, Edward Lucas and Raul Rebane analysed the use of the Russian media as a tool for propaganda and information warfare.
The main issues discussed were the credibility of the news spread by Russian media channels and the “information traps” set up by the media.
Edward Lucas is Central and Eastern Europe Correspondent for The Economist and Deputy Editor of its international section. Earlier, he has worked for various publications in Moscow, Berlin, Vienna, Tallinn and elsewhere. As a journalist, he has always been interested the most in the people who lived under Communism, their liberation and further fate. Lucas’s book “The New Cold War” was recently published in Estonian.
Raul Rebane, an expert on strategic communication, has pursued journalistic activities for decades. In recent years, he has worked mostly as a consultant and media analyst. Russia and the operating mechanisms of the Russian media have been his favourite research topics for a long time now.
Link: Audio recording Välisilm (video)

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