Controlling the Media: Putin’s Propaganda Machine (Part 2)

Watch Part 1: http://bit.ly/1J4C4AB Despite sanctions, a plummeting economy, and isolation from the world as a result of its actions in Ukraine, a wave of patriotic fervor is spreading across Russia. Thousands of Russians have attended rallies in support of President Vladimir Putin, whose popularity ratings remain sky-high, while voices of the opposition are increasingly stifled. On the streets and in the media, the Kremlin has tightened its grip on power. State-controlled television channels spin facts to bolster the government line, whipping up anti-Western sentiment and paranoia about internal enemies. Independent broadcasters are struggling to make themselves heard as the country grows more dangerous for journalists and popular figures who are critical of the authorities. In the concluding part of our two-part series, VICE News investigates how the Kremlin uses state-controlled television to manipulate public opinion and whip up anti-Western sentiment, giving rise to a far-right nationalist movement, while narrowing the media landscape, and silencing — sometimes violently — dissenting points of view. Watch “Why Are American Troops in Ukraine? – Russian Roulette (Dispatch 108)” – http://bit.ly/1J4gj3K Watch “Meet the Texan Fighting for the DPR: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 107)” – http://bit.ly/1z1Q4ef Read “Kim Jong-un Is Headed to Moscow to Make North Korea and Russia BFFs” – http://bit.ly/1OYWI6T Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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