Inside Putin’s Propaganda Machine

From CNN’s Reliable Sources:

Inside Putin’s Propaganda Machine

That’s the title of Masha Gessen‘s new must-read for The New Yorker. They spoke with current and former employees of Russian state television who describe it “as an army, one with a few generals and many foot soldiers who never question their orders.”

Gessen also points out that Russian channels “downplayed the war” at first, but “now television is all war all the time.” Some related reads:

— Proposed legislation in Russia “threatens to shut down all independent media.” Here’s how… (CPJ)