Journalists in Eastern Europe and Central Asia uncovered massive fraud, corruption and even assassination plots. GIJN’s Russian language editor, Olga Simanovych, has gathered some of 2018’s most interesting, complex, amusing and unique investigative reporting published in Russian and Ukrainian.
В этом году журналисты раскрыли масштабные мошенничества, коррупцию, и даже шпионские заговоры и убийства. Региональный редактор GIJN Ольга Симанович подготовила обзор самых интересных, сложных, уникальных или забавных расследовательских материалов, опубликованных на русском или украинском в 2018 году.
As a rule, media development grants are not news. But a number of Russia’s leading newspapers, including Izvestia and Moscow Times, reported last week that the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania (@USEmbVilnius) has announced that $500,000 is being made available to regional media organizations to combat Russian propaganda. Izvestia pointed to the grant as proof that the U.S. Government is also involved in propaganda and have called the grant anti-Russian. Although not widely known, Western governments — including the United States — are the largest donors to media. They spend tens of millions of dollars per year to help promote independent media, often through grants to large media development organizations in developing and transitioning countries around the world.