MOSCOW, December 2. /TASS/. American and Russian journalists in terms of sanctions, we cannot forget the professional solidarity, and we must honestly do their job. Media experts criticized the reciprocal steps taken by Russia and the United States, and I believe that very soon the policy will affect the media industry. About this TASS said the Russian media managers.
On 15 November the state Duma adopted the law, the provisions of which allow us to recognize the media “noagenda” if it receives funding from abroad. Rules were a response to the request of the US Department of justice, to RT America – the American branch of the Russian broadcaster to register as inherent in the United States. 29 Nov RT journalists stripped of accreditation at the Congress of the United States, Russia is preparing retaliatory measures.
To find navigation
Chairman of the Board of the Fund of development and support of the International discussion club “Valdai” Andrey Bystritsky believes that the media is awash with the flow of information.
“We have a big problem with navigation in this agitated ocean of information in which the information all arrives and arrives, he said. – We need to take care that a professional media both in Russia and in the United States complied with professional solidarity, media should do their job”.
According to him, the U.S. media are worried the anti-storm and it is very important not to forget the profession of the journalist, to restore confidence in the media.
“There is a terrible nervous excitement in American society about Russia, it concerns the Russian media, he said. Is a consequence of the problems of American society, they can not agree among themselves struggling, and we look like a mysterious dark force that affects everything”.
Bystritsky also did not rule out the deterioration of the situation. “In these circumstances we must return the credibility of the media,” he said.
In turn, the General Director of “Arguments and facts” Ruslan Novikov offers to understand the practice of law. “We do not understand yet the law enforcement practice in accordance with new legislative changes, but we assume that in the category of news sites to global change will not happen, as the proportion falling under the concept of “inherent” very slight,” he told TASS.
The social network will be a priority
General Director of TV channel “360” Vyacheslav Dukhin noticed that the status of a foreign agent to the media in Russia and in the United States promises a bleak future for journalism in General.
“RT may lose all the advantages of the media, which they have in the American legal system, says the media Manager. But another more important call came, when Google threatened to downgrade the Russian sources in their search results: this is serious; later clarified that the reduction will not, but the residue remained – obviously, the thought of many clever heads have already visited”.
According to duhina, the logic of thinking of the Western partners it is possible to predict.
“If we continue this idea (statement by Google on ranking Russian news), we will see that social networks, search engines and instant messengers is important for the media pad, which can easily leave the edition without an audience, he said. And no Roskomnadzor will not help. No legislative regulation of how to work, say, search Facebook, on what principles are there. There is a huge field for discrimination of the unwanted media and claims to show is very difficult. Just you will see that your articles have started to come less audience, but the conventional Facebook or Google will always be able to say – that article you just not interested”.
Criticism of mutual sanctions
Chief editor of “Rain” Vladimir Motorin configured categorically against the reciprocal of the sanctions and retaliatory measures. “Media law-registered as a foreign agent would be unlikely to contribute to the development of democracy in Russia, – he said in an interview TASS. On the contrary, it can reduce the number of points of view available to a wider audience. It can also limit the access of foreign journalists to accurate information”.
Speaking about the introduction of retaliatory ban the access of American journalists to the state Duma and the Federation Council, Motorin expressed the opinion that “it can have negative consequences, including for Russia’s image abroad.” “Because operating in Russia, Western journalists shape public opinion in the West, – the journalist reminded. – This is not to exclude that part of the media, whose websites are blocked in Russia, will be able to refocus on communicating with the Russian audience through social networks and thus to maintain the coverage, and influence”
For his part, the head of practice, Media Roman Tyshkovsky believes that the Russian law in its current form has limitless coverage.
“In the future the law can be applied to almost the entire palette of online resources. Under it is possible to bring even the corporate sites of the companies” – the expert believes. Also a clear market Outlook, he said, will be an incentive to develop alternative sources of delivering information, for example, Telegram-channels, etc.