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Russians risk arrest for protesting Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine

Thousands of Russians are publicly taking a stand against Putin's war in Ukraine, protesting in the streets or petitioning for peace.
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The Kremlin’s disinformation tactics: Media manipulation [video]

The Kremlin's overall disinformation goals are to manipulate and weaken adversaries. Learn how to spot some clues of Russian disinformation.
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How the U.S. supports a free and open Indo-Pacific

The U.S. supports a free and open Indo-Pacific and works to improve prosperity, fight climate change and support democracy in the region.
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Celebrating World Radio Day

World Radio Day is an international day celebrated every year on February 13. Learn the important role radio still plays today.
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Russia’s one-sided reporting and blatant disinformation

The Kremlin directs state-run media outlets to amplify false stories, making it hard for the public to distinguish what is true..
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Russia targets Ukraine with disinformation campaign

Russia's state media continue to publish stories that they know are untrue. Find out how one story in Ukraine was distorted.
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Russia’s leaders use state media as a political weapon

Russia's state-owned media remain loyal to the government and stifle opposing views. The outlets spread disinformation about other nations.
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Supporting independent journalism in Europe

Meet some reporters in Serbia, Armenia and Georgia who inform their communities and build a tradition of journalistic independence.
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Biden kicks off Summit for Democracy with ambitious new initiatives

In a first-of-its-kind virtual event, President Biden convened world leaders to find ways to bolster democracy and unveiled new U.S. plans.