sepheronx wrote:Russia has so many news organizations, its hard to pinpoint what out. If they have same news, from same organization (state owned) news, why not merge them into one entity as it will save money. There are other news organizations who are willing to pick up slack, especially whatever stupid crap Putin does.
Dont see how this is tightening any grips or someone grasping at power, when the organizations themselves are kremlin owned and run, and they are consolidating them.
Maybe im wrong, please better explain this to me.
Most US news agencies are owned by like 6 people when decades ago it was owned by significantly more. It is dangerous in the fact that news is very slanted and biased, or at least you will be hard pressed to find news with a different viewpoint. At least this move will reduce overall number of state run agencies, and Interfax is private with 30 different news agencies, so they can easily pick up the slack. As well with others. Would be interesting to see if others will start a new news agency in Russia.
It's wrong, RIA Novosti was free from the soft propaganda you get with the Voice of Russia.
It was very objective actually.
Now I fear that will be lost.
Why the hell does Putin think he has to take everything into his own or the government's hands? It's starting to stifle Russia.
Major discred' to him for this idiotic move.