Reaching the ‘dark’ corners of the world critical to democracy

Though Putin draws the iron curtain on free speech, radio stations still manage to get through

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March 23, 2022 - 3:13 PM

One reason dictators can remain in power is because they control the media. 

Most Russians still have no idea that Vladimir Putin has declared war on Ukraine. Many Chinese are clueless about the human rights abuses of the Uyghurs, the demise of democracy in Hong Kong or Xi Jinping’s threats to invade Taiwan. 

But not even the most sophisticated leader can seal every leak.

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