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Thu, 7 February 2019
17:00 – 18:15 GMT
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LG26, Bentham House
4-8 Endsleigh Gdns
Russia’s use of information policy and media instruments to project influence abroad, in part by confusing and disorienting target audiences, is the subject of lively debate in Western countries. In Russia itself, management of 'the information space', including attempts to regulate the internet and social media, is seen as a key element of domestic political control. At this panel seminar three eminent experts will consider Russia’s approach to information policy and public diplomacy [JB emphasis], and the nature of its roots in Soviet and post Soviet social and political structures and values.
Duncan Allan is an associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House and Director of Octant Research & Analysis Ltd, an independent consultancy. He wa..
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