Station Break

Baker, Peter; Glasser, Susan B.
April 2001
New Republic;04/23/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 17, p16
Focuses on the hostile takeover of the television station, NTV by forces allied with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Actions of the journalists; Public response to the takeover; Role of the media in politics; View that public distrust of the mass media has given Putin a clear field to do with NTV what he will, with no apparent political consequence; View that the NTV fight is only Exhibit A of Putin's drive to consolidate power in the country.


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