Posted: 24.06.2022 10:36:00

Eismont: Belarus should beware of certain Western media

Western media often publish false information in order to influence people's minds and undermine Belarusian society – as stated by the Chairman of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company, Ivan Eismont, in his talk with the ONT TV channel

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The country has reacted to the anti-Belarusian activities of a range of Western media, and it is now necessary be attentive.

“In the media space, it is important to be especially careful with the EU, UK and US information channels, and information and analytical programmes these days,” Mr. Eismont explained. “I have never faced so extensive manipulation of facts, lies, one-sidedness and double standards. I never thought I would have witnessed this one day.”

Mr. Eismont gave several examples, “Recall ‘the punitive institutions for political prisoners’ presented by CNN, BBC fakes and those of the Norwegian public broadcaster. The latter prepared a story about women's marches in 2020 – preparing the staging and instructing their alleged participants how to behave. A camera man told the reporter that he would tell his employers in Norway how they were working in a warlike situation, and their salaries would be increased. Can you imagine what sort of information the TV company management and ultimately viewers receive?”

The Chairman of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company Separately also commented on the German media, sharing an example of the case of double standards, “We once sent a video entitled Five Fakes in Ninety Seconds about a Sunday march to Deutsche Welle [access to its news portals is restricted in Belarus in line with the Information Ministry’s decision]. They got offended. One of the managers (a German, not a Russian-speaking editor) sent me a message stating that it was disgraceful. I replied, “Boorishness is when five fakes are mentioned in ninety seconds. Sort it through with your editors. I am ready to provide proof on each of the point that it is wrong.” As a result, our communication stopped. We were asked to leave the European Broadcasting Union for a while, including with the help of these people.”