The Media Battle Over Ukraine

HONG KONG. – It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Russian media are one lean mean propaganda machine. When most of a country’s major media outlets are government owned, that’s the occupational hazard. We, Russians, accept this far too calmly. It used to be that you could turn to Western media, such as that […]

Audrey Pulvar: the Difficult Relationship between Politicians and Journalists

In an important announcement made last week, Audrey Pulvar, renowned journalist and girlfriend of Arnaud Montebourg, was named editorial director of the magazine Les Inrockuptibles. This is not the first time that the journalist has been at the heart of a controversy. Pulvar’s boyfriend, Montebourg, previously a lively member of the PS, is now minister of […]