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Moscow riled after ally Iran arrests Russian journalist in Tehran

Moscow riled after ally Iran arrests Russian journalist in Tehran

Russia's post-war ambitions in Syria may be causing unwanted friction with its 'ally' Iran, whose Revolutionary Guards share similar aims of expansion in the Middle East.

Uproar swells over Russian TV host's insult of Kyrgyz migrants

Uproar swells over Russian TV host's insult of Kyrgyz migrants

A cynical, insulting statement about Kyrgyz migrants made by a host on a state-owned Russian TV channel has caused widespread outrage not only in Kyrgyzstan but in all of Central Asia.

Study finds more Central Asians turning to native language content for news

Study finds more Central Asians turning to native language content for news

Regional observers are seeing a rising demand for online content in the native languages of the Central Asian countries.

'Islamic State' media machine showing major signs of breakdown

'Islamic State' media machine showing major signs of breakdown

The group's propaganda effort has stalled amid a shortage of resources and attacks on its communications equipment.

Polls say Russian television losing influence at home and in Central Asia

Polls say Russian television losing influence at home and in Central Asia

Audience members in Russia and Central Asia say pro-Kremlin media sources cannot be trusted on a variety of topics, especially news about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

RT, Sputnik banned from global media conference for 'spreading disinformation'

RT, Sputnik banned from global media conference for 'spreading disinformation'

The Russian outlets' 'active role in spreading disinformation' is in the spotlight ahead of a conference on press freedom in London.

Attempt to frame journalist reveals depths Russia will go to cover up corruption

Attempt to frame journalist reveals depths Russia will go to cover up corruption

The arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov on drug charges in Russia is a wake-up call for all journalists, especially those in Central Asia trying to uncover the truth.

Facebook again takes down Russian accounts as malign actions continue

Facebook again takes down Russian accounts as malign actions continue

Facebook described the removals as part of a continuing battle against 'co-ordinated inauthentic behavior' that has resulted in the deletion of numerous fake accounts worldwide.

Facebook takes down more malign Russian influence accounts

Facebook takes down more malign Russian influence accounts

Facebook is continuing to root out fake influence accounts, most of which have been linked to Russia.

Central Asians grow numb to the Kremlin's propaganda, lies on TV

Central Asians grow numb to the Kremlin's propaganda, lies on TV

With pro-Kremlin propaganda rampant on Russian TV and online, Central Asians are turning to local media and trusted websites for political and international news, observers say.

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