AL JAZEERA: Censorship, arrests, shutdowns: Putin crushes Russian media

Press/Media: Expert comment

Period12 Mar 2022

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleCensorship, arrests, shutdowns: Putin crushes Russian media
    Media name/outletAl Jazeera
    Media typeTelevision
    DescriptionHaving taken the country to war, Putin is also pushing it into an information black hole. Journalists are being controlled, silenced and even driven out.

    Russia is experiencing a Stalinesque crackdown on reporting that smacks of the Soviet era; the mere mention of the word “war” in relation to Ukraine can now land journalists in prison for up to 15 years.

    Michael Nacke – Journalist & vlogger
    Jason Corcoran – Journalist
    Vera Tolz – Professor of Russian Studies, the University of Manchester
    Natalia Antelava – Editor-in-chief,
    PersonsVera Tolz-Zilitinkevic


  • Russia-Ukraine war
  • propaganda
  • media