Struggle to control the narrative

A protester in Kiev. Photo @ Christiaan Triebert/Flickr
A protester in Kiev. Photo @ Christiaan Triebert/Flickr

In the last days of 2014, Moscow was once again the scene of protests. Fifteen years have now passed since Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia. Recent years have seen striking examples of efforts to control the narrative – not least in the Ukraine – and have brought the role played by the global broadcaster RT to international attention.

Alexa Robertson

Protests of yesteryear

A hundred years ago, the world was at war. Men of multiple nationalities were dying on the Western front, doing ‘their bit’ for the war effort. But not everyone supported it. In Dublin, crowds protested against compulsory military service in defence of the British Empire.

Alexa Robertson