Today marks World Television Day, proclaimed by the UN in recognition of the increasing impact TV has on decision-making by bringing world attention to important security, economic and social issues.
The impact of TV on public opinion cannot be denied. This is recognized and used by authoritarian regimes to reach their political goals. An eloquent example is Russia, where TV stays a primary source of information for the vast majority of people.
While the ever-shrinking independent media are mostly online, the TV space is flooded with biased and propagandistic information, serving the audience with ready-made opinions rather than facts. Look at our infographic to learn about the key facts on Russian TV.