Media freedom is the ‘antidote to tyranny’
Political scientists say that during transitions in international relations, emerging challengers use strategic misinformation to establish and maintain their influence and shape the system. Russia is such a challenger today.
Reporters scrum Conservative deputy leader Candice Bergen in Ottawa, on Nov. 24, 2021. Canada and Estonia are countries where the media environment is considered satisfactory by Reporters Without Borders. By comparison, Russia and Belarus fall into the category of difficult countries, writes Estonian Ambassador Toomas Lukk. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade