The Briefing: The War On The Media

April 25, 2016
Prokhorov and RBK are in the Kremlin's crosshairs. (Cartoon by RFE/RL's Sergei Elkin

One of the last independent media voices comes under pressure. And Russia gets a new human rights commissioner with a rather creative view on human rights.

On this week’s Power Vertical Briefing, we look at the apparent assault on RBK, one of the last independent media outlets in Russia, owned by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.

Also on The Briefing, we discuss Russia’s new human rights commissioner, Tatyana Moskalkova.

Joining me are RFE/RL Senior Editor Steve Gutterman and Pavel Butorin, managing editor of RFE/RL’s English-language television program Current Time.


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