Skip to comments.World prepares to confront the threat of Russian information
Posted on 07/21/2014 4:30:25 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
Kremlin information pressure is felt not only in Ukraine. Even affluent United States has decided to review the effectiveness of the Council on Broadcasting. Recall that the Council on Broadcasting is responsible for the radio "Voice of America", "Liberty / Free Europe", "Middle Eastern broadcasting company" which includes TV channel "Al Hurra" and radio "Sava", Latin American station "Marty" and other media resources .
Precedent established by the Russian propaganda campaign «Russia Today», which in 2014 received funding about half a billion dollars. Amount is very impressive. Funding comes from the state budget as Russia, and confusing scheme of some funds to facilitate assistance to Russian citizens abroad.
According to statistics of TV «Russia Today» look in Washington and surrounding states for more than seven million viewers. Monsters of the American media industry CNN and BBC are prepared to lose market share.
In Europe «Russia Today» is particularly popular in the UK and Spain. Less - in Poland, France, Germany, Italy. This is explained by the language barrier - «Russia Today» is published in English, Spanish and Arabic.
TV channels «Russia Today» could "fix" to his solid audience, according to official figures is about 300 million people. world. Technique provides information operations such psychological tactics.
"Tactics corporate anchor" used to be able to point stuffing information when relaxed audience trusts channel and it constantly scans - minute information propaganda "swallowed" with the mainstream news.
At the same audience «Russia Today» continues to expand and push aside competitors. Provide satellite broadcasting 22 and more than 230 operators. In the future, «Russia Today» will expand the audience of 650 million people. in more than 100 countries.
It just caused serious concern in the United States. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House creates a new Agency for External Communications, which will replace the Council on Broadcasting.
Moreover, given the high degree of information threats from Russia, in early July 2014 in Riga the NATO Information Center. According to representatives of the defense of the Baltic States, Moscow is a propaganda campaign aimed at Russian minority in the Baltic republics. More than twenty years in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia did not put so acutely the question of information security from the expansion of the Kremlin, the information capacity of which only grow.
An example of this was unprecedented information operation against Ukraine, which has involved the annexation of the Crimea and waged war in the east of Ukraine.
Information confrontation between Russia and Ukraine led to the creation of the Alliance NATO information center in Riga.
Immediately after the opening of the Centre Latvian Defense Minister A.Pabriks promised that the center will focus considerable attention on alternative coverage of the crisis in Ukraine.
This is the third such specialized center of NATO in the Baltic. Estonian Center deals with issues of cybersecurity, Lithuanian - about energy security.
According to the Ministry of Defence of Latvia, the mission of the new center is to "provide an adequate response to the attempts of other countries to influence the information space of NATO."
Incidentally, Latvia next year plans to allocate for this purpose 3.2 million lats (about 6.2 million dollars.) - 80 times less than for «Russia Today».
First his research already conducted Communications Center. Last week, the Center hosted a conference dedicated to the use of Russian information campaign against Ukraine. Studied the information potential of the Russian Federation, previously analyzed information operations were discussed and model information counteraction and protection.
Were there invited representatives of Ukraine, in which information security system works is very limited, as well as whether the Centre intends to cooperate with NATO similar structures in our country - the sources are not reported.
And yet, the other day we got the clearest example of how to build an information protection and escape responsibility. Tragedy Russian fighters downed Malaysian Boeing 777 forced Russia to include all its levers of influence information.
"I'm not guilty - he fell ..." - Russian general sense statements. Efforts at all levels of information system pressure - foreign broadcasting, internal communication channels, media, internet resources, diplomatic missions, NGOs, etc.
Nobody will be surprised if one of these days the company "NTV-Kino" or "Central Partnership," will release a documentary about how "Kiev junta" shot down, to blame it on a "peaceful Russia."
And the fact that the studio owned by "Gazprom-Media Holding" - the system of the Kremlin propaganda industry, no one remembers.
UK Permanent Representative to NATO, Adam Thomson assesses the level and scope of information expansion of the Kremlin as a real wake up call for the Alliance.
Just this will be devoted to the NATO summit to be held in September 2014. One of the main issues of the summit would countering "new tactics" of warfare, ie analysis of hostilities under intense media pressure on the example of Ukraine. Allies need to learn how to resist the Russian information myths.
The main thesis of the Alliance today - the conflict between Russia and Ukraine clearly shows the important role that can play media campaign to achieve superiority in military conflict.
Meanwhile obama takes another 5 minute break from golf to tell us how great the American economy is and that our border is secure.
Obama's weakness made Russian aggression a given. That, plus obama's promise of flexibility?!? We have no true idea of the extent of flexibility implied here, but I'm surprised Russian hasn't simply annexed the territories it wants and declared it done.
No worries though, moochelle is preparing talking shopping carts for EBT users so it will chastise them for not buying broccoli. All is well...
Jon Kerry is going to get right on it. Well he is busy right now with double talk and bashing Israel.
But he’ll take care of it.
Well, it's already started right here on Free Republic. And we're not even part of the Russian Information billion dollar empire! The least Putin could do was contribute to the FReepathon, for goodness sakes!
What about American information?
The Employment numbers?
The GDP and soon to impact GGP?
Not to mention Libya, Syria, Operation gun runner, the NSA spying... the list goes on and on.
I agree with all posters to this thread... it is very sobering to realize the decay of oour Bill of Rights:
First Amendment - Freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and to petition the government
Second Amendment - Right for the people to keep and bear arms, as well as to maintain a militia
Third Amendment - Protection from quartering of troops
Fourth Amendment - Protection from unreasonable search and seizure
Fifth Amendment - Due process, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, private property
Sixth Amendment - Trial by jury and other rights of the accused
Seventh Amendment - Civil trial by jury
Eighth Amendment - Prohibition of excessive bail, as well as cruel and unusual punishment
Ninth Amendment - Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights
Tenth Amendment - Powers of states and people