Georgian mass media has become means of anti-Russian propaganda - expert
The editor-in-chief of the Kyivski Tegegraf, Volodymyr Skachko, stated that many mass media of Baltic states and Georgia are means of anti-Russian propaganda - RIA Novosti.
Assessing the situation with mass media in the territory of former USSR, he noted it can't be said any common market of media was established in the post-Soviet space. "Even if it's supported with something, then with Russian channels transpierce, in this or that way, unless they're forbidden in Soviet sister republics, the media space, cover what's happening in Russia. There's no feedback, in Russia channels of ex-Soviet republics are practically not aired. It's definitely the degradation of the one cultural space, which was created through hard efforts long time ago," he said.
He also highlighted that such "fragmented media space" is often used by local politicians for own aims. "Mass media in this or that way catch the local jingoism and are used as propaganda weapons, including alienation from Russia. If we take mass media of the Baltic states, mass media of Georgia we see that mass media are means of anti-Russian propaganda. And not only anti-Russian, but regional as well - Azerbaijanians fight against Armenians, Transnistrians fight Moldovans, etc. If one badgers the other - mass media are used actively. It's the greatest negative, outweighed by no pluses," Skachko said.