Critical journalists and dissidents in Russia face the latest threat to their survival. Plus, find out why young Turks are turning to YouTube to get their news.
In Russia, the political stakes are rising in the run up to election season – journalists are being branded as “foreign agents” and an opposition figure is labelled an “extremist”.
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Ilya Yablokov – Academic, Leeds University
Lisa Alexandrova-Zorina – Journalist, Team 29
Ivan Kolpakov – Editor-in-chief, Meduza
Uliana Pavlova – Journalist, Moscow Times
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The Turks turning to YouTube
Independent journalists in Turkey, like Cüneyt Özdemir, are taking refuge online. Özdemir’s daily YouTube program has become a staple for Turks, especially among younger viewers looking for journalism of a different kind.
Cüneyt Özdemir – Creator and host, Cüneyt Özdemir Show
Cansu Çamlibel – Editor-in-chief, Duvar English
Emre Kizilkaya – Turkish vice chair, International Press Institute; author, The New Mainstream Media is Rising