Journalism

Journalism Russia

Как писать про Россию

English version: How to Write About Russia Практичные советы для молодых писателей и журналистов: как стать мастером в популярном литературном жанре «Статьи о России» В Европе и США принято говорить и думать, что быть журналистом в России – невероятно адская работа. Вам повезло, если вы остаетесь в живых… Вероятно, Россия действительно является одним из самых […]

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Is Italian media pro-Russian?

The recent statements by former US Vice President Joe Biden on the alleged Russian influence in Italian constitutional referendum of December 2016 have made the issue of Russian propaganda in Italy once again relevant. The elections will take place in a month and the polls for the moment see the center right solidly in the […]

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I media italiani sono pro russi?

Le recenti affermazioni dell’ex vice Presidente americano Joe Biden sulla presunta influenza russa nel referendum sulla riforma costituzionale del dicembre 2016 hanno reso di nuovo attuale il tema della propaganda russa in Italia. Le elezioni che avranno luogo tra un mese ed i sondaggi che per il momento vedono il centro destra solidamente in testa, […]

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Journalism

Our top 10 articles of 2017

2017 was a very formative year for “East & West”, rich in ideas and cooperations with new authors. We have gathered here the 10 best and most relevant articles that appeared on our page in 2017. The order is chronological. The battle of the trolls (and no, they are not Russian), February 16 The West […]

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Journalism Politics

The top 10 mainstream media fake news of 2017

What is fake news? Everybody has become familiar with the phrase since last year US election. In the aftermath of one of the most unlikely defeats in the history

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Books Journalism Politics

Book review: “Collusion: How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win The White House”

Luke Harding’s latest book “Collusion: how Russia helped Trump win the White House” purports to be the definitive account of Russiagate

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Culture Journalism

Do we live in a mediacracy?

Power as generally understood is divided in the legislative, executive and judiciary branches. And then there is the press, which has been labeled the Fourth Estate

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Geopolitics Journalism Politics Russia

The battle of the trolls (and no, they are not Russian)

I have lost count of how many times I have found articles in the media (it can easily be more than a hundred) saying that the internet is supposedly infested by hordes of Russian professional trolls

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Books Journalism Politics

10 books to understand the world today

Everyone likes to be informed and up-to-date. In the age of the incessant news feed, people feel cut off from the world if they don’t consume news

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Journalism Politics United States

“You are fired!” – Trump wins

Now I would expect somebody to show some intellectual integrity and draw a lesson from this. “Experts” said Trump did not stand of chance of winning the Republican nomination, “experts” said that the Republican party was finished, because of demographics and America becoming a much more diverse country, “experts” said Hillary won every single one […]

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Journalism Politics Russia

How to write about Russia

Some say being a journalist in Russia is an infernal job. You are lucky if you escape alive. Indeed, Russia may well be one of the most difficult places on earth

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