These wars are always fought without rules, but sometimes we can see battles without any rules at all, so to say, when all resources are used, when this or that country, using its dominant position <…> tries not exactly to impose the picture (it has always been like that) but to destroy every opportunity for the emergence of other voices — Erlan Karin, Chairman of the Board of RTRK Kazakhstan.
We do not believe that decades of the absolute monopoly by western media, their absolute hold over audiences across the globe have brought this world anything good. They have led this world to annual wars. <…> Politicians supported by this media chorus unilaterally take awful, harmful, idiotic decisions because no one contradicts them — Margarita Simonyan, Chief Editor of RT Channel and Chief Editor of International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya.
Earlier, journalists pursued the goal of providing information, creating pictures of the day, yet today, the media have become a tool of violence — Erlan Karin, Chairman of the Board of RTRK Kazakhstan.
They, the members of this mainstream, don’t want to allow others to grow. This is clear to all of us. And this hegemony is known to everyone; we understand that, behind them, are strong powers that want to control the world as they wish — Seyyed Zia Hashemi, Director General of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
A huge number of both ordinary people and people representing the elite <…> found themselves in a raging sea of unchecked, inaccurate, often false and contradictory information. How to develop navigation, take decisions and work out policy is absolutely impossible to grasp — Andrei Bystritsky, Chairman of the Board, Foundation for the Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club.