'Foreign agents and extremists': Russia's attack on critics | The Listening Post
Al Jazeera, 08 May 2021
In Russia, the political stakes are rising in the run up to election season - journalists are being branded as "foreign agents" and an opposition figure is labelled an "extremist".
Ilya Yablokov - Academic, Leeds University
Lisa Alexandrova-Zorina - Journalist, Team 29
Ivan Kolpakov - Editor-in-chief, Meduza
Uliana Pavlova - Journalist, Moscow Times
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Cüneyt Özdemir - Creator and host, Cüneyt Özdemir Show
Cansu Çamlibel - Editor-in-chief, Duvar English
Emre Kizilkaya - Turkish vice chair, International Press Institute; author, The New Mainstream Media is Rising
01:04 Russia’s latest attack on critics
11:55 Donald Trump’s Facebook suspension upheld
14:10 The Turks turning to YouTube
23:52 End Note
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