Analyst: Russia Invests in News Media to Spread its Influence

July 18, 2017 12:24 AM
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The Russian government is funding international radio and television outlets to provide what it calls alternative news and views. The state-funded radio Sputnik has recently opened an office in Washington, just a few blocks away from the White House, and began its broadcasts on July 1st. It follows the Russian English-language television RT, which has had a bureau in Washington for several years. Both outlets have already built audiences in Europe. Zlatica Hoke reports.