Either the Russian public simply can’t afford to spend their rubles on printed matter these days, or people are waking up to the subjective nature of the printed word. A new poll by the Russian Business Rating Agency suggests that more and more Russians are turning to online journalism in their attempts to stay informed about what’s going on in the world.
Although, says Radio Free Europe:
the Russian media are now “more unfree than free,” according to the Moscow Center for Journalism in Extreme Situations. Russian officials are exercising ever tighter control over the electronic media, the Center suggests, and both high-profile killings of journalists and attacks on websites like Portal-Credo.ru (which was blocked, apparently on orders from the highest level, during the patriarchal elections) have increased suspicions about the reliability of many outlets.
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