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'Your Turn To Lie': Former Russian State TV Cameraman Describes 'The Business Of Misinformation'

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Apr 18, 2013
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'Your Turn To Lie': Former Russian State TV Cameraman Describes 'The Business Of Misinforming Viewers'


Strict control of broadcast television has been a key element of Russian President Vladimir Putin's nearly two decades in power. The vast majority of Russians continue to get most of their information from TV, giving the Kremlin a powerful tool for shaping public perceptions. Leonid Krivenkov worked as a camera operator for the Rossia-24 round-the-clock news channel from 2006 until his retirement in 2016. He worked in Studio Seven, where live broadcasts are organized, and recorded programs featuring leading political and cultural figures. He learned the ins and outs of Rossia-24's parent company, the All-Russia State Television and Radio Company (VGTRK). Krivenkov spoke with RFE/RL Russian Service correspondent Dmitry Volchek about what goes into Russian state TV broadcasts -- from how they squeeze out troublemakers and what they shout into the anchorwoman's earpiece to what "Give me an 8!" means.

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The interview with Rossiya-24 state-television cameraman Leonid Krivenkov can be read in its entirety at the link. Go ahead, read it and learn what fake news actually is.
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