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    The more the Western public is being "brainwashed" by local media, the more it strives for an alternative news coverage, Russian Foreign Ministry's Human Rights Ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The more the Western public is being "brainwashed" by local media, the more it strives for an alternative news coverage, Russian Foreign Ministry's Human Rights Ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    "[Some Russian media are under sanctions]… because you work effectively and provide an alternative point of view as a counter to para-governmental Western or pro-Western point of view. And a huge number of people [in the West] are interested in it, because the more Western public opinion, a considerable part of the Western society is being brainwashed, the more it strives for the alternative news coverage," Dolgov said on the sidelines of the New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream forum hosted by Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

    The two-day media forum, timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of establishment of the Soviet Information Bureau, which later evolved into Rossiya Segodnya, kicked off in Moscow on Monday. The event deals with the changing nature of contemporary journalism and is attended by media experts from over 30 countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the event.

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