[Ed. – The Reset is going swimmingly.]
Europe’s floundering campaign to counter misleading Russian media coverage is about to get a boost from Britain’s public broadcaster.
The BBC said Monday it wants to set up a Russian-language TV channel to promote “democracy and liberty” and counteract the Kremlin’s crackdown on domestic media. The broadcaster will also use Internet platforms, such as YouTube, and supply news bulletins to channels in Russia’s neighbors.
The planned expansion, five years after the BBC stopped Russian radio broadcasts because of small audiences, is partly an attempt by the corporation to highlight its value to the U.K. government, which is reviewing its operations and funding. …
The BBC’s expansion of its Russian-language broadcasts comes nine months after Germany’s government-funded international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, received €3.5 million for additional Russian content.