RISS expert commented on the coverage of the Syrian events by the Western media

The round table «Coverage of events in Syria in the Western media» with the participation of press secretary of the MFA of Russia M. Zakharova took place on October 21, 2015 at the Moscow Union of Journalists. The position of RISS at the event was represented by senior research fellow G. Khizrieva. In her speech, she noted the high effectiveness of the new mediametric methodology, developed at the Institute.

In particular, during the round table was presented a preliminary data analysis of the coverage in the international media Russia's actions against the terrorist organization «ISIS» in Syria. G. Khizrieva said that media publications during the Syrian crisis were significantly different from the publications during the Ukrainian crisis – they were more neutral. However, the propaganda element remains the same. According to the analyst, the Western political circles with influence on the media took a waiting position.

After the event Galina Khizriyeva commented on meeting of Vladimir Putin with Bashar al-Assad to the Syrian news agency SANA.

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