Charlemagne: Aux armes, journalistes! | The Economist


via Charlemagne: Aux armes, journalistes! | The Economist.

Europe is belatedly waking up to Russia’s information warfare

Unwieldy bureaucracies like the EU have no business getting into public broadcasting. But individual countries do, and some are responding. Germany is boosting funding for Deutsche Welle, its public broadcaster. The Americans are spending more, and encouraging Europeans to do the same. The British picture is bleaker—facing a squeeze, the BBC World Service ended broadcasts in Ukrainian in 2011—but officials have at least woken up to the danger. Countering the storm of Russian propaganda will require innovative thinking as well as money, two resources in scarce supply in Europe. But it is worth giving truth a chance.

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