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How does civil society work?

Stanislav Klimovich and Ilya Yashin explain why civil society is an integral part of political processes.

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What is democracy?

Politicians, experts and political technologists explain the basic principles of democracy.
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Why do we need elections?

Experts and politicians on elections and how they differ from those in authoritarian countries.
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How the Media Works

Political scientists and media experts on the functions of the “fourth branch” of government
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Who owns the media?

Free University of Berlin experts Stanislav Klimovich and Anna Litvinenko on why we are a product of the media we consume.
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What is Democracy?

Populists and autocrats often use the term democracy to mislead people and legitimize their absolute power. But what is democracy and what are its basic principles?
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How does censorship in Russia work?

Moscow politician Ilya Yashin explains who controls the television and press, and how censorship on the Internet is carried out.
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5 rules for media hygiene and fact-checking

These five simple rules of media hygiene that will help to develop media literacy

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