The Price of Stability

Friday, June 22, 2007

When you’re an American media-analysis show looking to talk about free-speech, not many media heavyweights in Moscow will speak with you. One of the few who will is Vladimir Mamontov, editor-in-chief of one of Russia’s most important newspapers – Izvestia. He defends the Kremlin's view of the relationship between a free press and political stability.

Comments [2]

acw from I luv this guy's honestly

This is mostly a ditto to the previous posts. I appreciate Vladimir's honest and his rejection of the idea that there is good censorship and bad censorship.

Jun. 29 2007 11:56 AM
George from seattle

I listen to your station on my long drive to and from work. The discussion with Vladimir Mamontov was very thought provoking and lively. I found his comments on the western media to be dead on accurate. It is sad when so many stations interject their own views onto news stories. The worst case being the proliferation of such pseudo news entities, ie Nancy Grace and her CNN gang. Mr. Mamontov successfully points out that culture, politics and life is really dependent on a peoples belief system and ethnic background. The "great democracies" of the west should not forcefully impose their "superior" beliefs on other peoples.
Excellent discussion,
George

Jun. 28 2007 02:23 PM

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