Demonising not just Vladimir Putin, but Russians in general, is ridding media in the United States of context that is pertinent to the coverage of Ukraine. Not only is the context missing, but it is being stifled in some cases of American coverage.
Molly Jong-Fast – Contributor, The Atlantic
Alex Shephard – Staff writer, The New Republic
David Klion – Writer and editor, Jewish Currents
Abby Martin – Journalist; creator, The Empire Files
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Despite the Kremlin’s determination to control the narrative on Ukraine, state-controlled reporting in Russia is taking a hit. Producer Johanna Hoes looks at the stream of resignations from some of Russia’s top broadcasters.
Destination Damascus: Social media tourism arrives in Syria
As travel content out of Syria draws millions of hits online, some Syrians raise concerns about its potential PR benefit for the Bashar al-Assad regime.
Paul Nabil Matthis – Syrian-American author; TikTok content creator
Sarah Hunaidi – Exiled Syrian writer; communications and advocacy consultant
Davud Akhundzada – Travel content creator
00:00 The war according to US media
11:14 Resignation at Russian outlets
13:16 Social media tourism in Syria
23:11 End note