Argos TV: The World according to Russia Today

Current affairs - Politics Society - Culture
journalism, propaganda, russia, russia tv
40'
Misja Pekel
VPRO and HUMAN
HD
HD available

The channel Russia Today was launched in 2005 under the name Russia Today to bring the Russian perspective on world events to a global audience. To counter channels like BBC World, CNN and Al-Jazeera. Almost ten years later it’s the biggest news organisation on YouTube with its 2 billion views, more than CNN and BBC together. Where its critics call it a bullhorn for Russian propaganda, RT presents itself as an alternative to mainstream media. In “The world according to Russia Today” former employees, other journalists and media analysts dissect RT modus operandi. What’s it like to work for the channel? How much influence does the Kremlin really have? And is it possible to discern between fact and opinion when the Russian interests are at stake?