Masha Karp on the Radiant Digital Future

posted 12 Nov 2012, 23:54 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Nov 2012, 23:57 ]
13 November 2012

On 10th November Radio Liberty, funded by the US Congress, stopped its Russian broadcasts on medium wave. When the plans were first announced at the end of September, more than 40 journalists – both broadcasters and the station’s internet team – were sacked without warning. A new boss soon arrived at the Moscow Office and brought her own team. There could be no doubt – Radio Liberty was changing course. Amid the outcry in Russia, letters to Washington, and protest rallies at the US Embassy in Moscow, Radio Liberty’s American managers organized a meeting with Russian human rights activists who were appalled by the changes. The conversation was recorded and made available to the public. Masha Karp has watched the video. [Read more]