On November 23, the European Parliament approved a draft resolution equating counteracting Sputnik news agency and RT TV channel with resistance to Daesh propaganda.
The draft resolution on the EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against the bloc by third parties was proposed by EU lawmaker from Poland Anna Elzbieta Fotyga.
In order to counteract the so-called Russian propaganda, the document calls on the EU members states to cooperate with NATO to develop mechanisms of coordinated strategic communications and countering hybrid threats.
The Russian Foreign Ministry urged the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media to thoroughly analyze the European Parliament's resolution targeting Russian media.
Japanese independent journalist slams EU Parliament over adopting controversial resolution against “hostile propaganda” of Russian media, saying it was another maneuver in the information war waged against Russia by the West.
The European Parliament’s resolution equating Russian media with Daesh propaganda is a “mean trick”, German journalist and filmmaker Ulrich Gellermann told Sputnik.
There should be no restrictions imposed by any government or parliament on Russian media in case no violations of media laws have been registered, Chairman of the European Center for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) Henrik Kaufholz told Sputnik on Friday.
Modern wars are being waged in the sphere of information, Bruno Ballardini, an Italian communication strategist, told Sputnik commenting on the European Parliament's resolution against Russian media.
Instead of adopting a resolution on countering Russian media, the EU Parliament should have done something about Radio Free Europe financed by the CIA, Bruno Ballardini, an expert on disinformation, told Sputnik Italia.
In a shock move to crush growing anti-EU dissent, the EU has just adopted a 'thought police' draft resolution to crack down on any criticism of Brussels.
Vietnamese journalists condemned the EU Parliament resolution against Russian media as unjust and hostile and expressed their support of Russian media.
The European Commission has taken into consideration a resolution on counteracting alleged propaganda by Russian media adopted recently by the European Parliament, the Commission’s spokesman Margaritis Schinas told reporters on Friday.
Paolo Mazzanti, the director of Italy's leading Askanews news agency, stated that democratic values include defending media independence from the authorities.
The European Union is manipulating its own press against other countries and continues employing double standards, Chief Advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Ilnur Cevik told Sputnik on Friday, commenting on a European Parliament resolution seeking to counter Russian media.
The EU parliament's decision to back a resolution in response to Russia's alleged "anti-EU propaganda" is a hypocritical attempt to divert attention from the truth, Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica told Sputnik Srbija.
The European Parliament’s (EP) resolution seeking to counteract Russian media outlets violates international law and points to a rift in Europe, at the same time suggesting a certain degree of success of Russian media in the West, Egyptian experts have suggested.
The resolution adopted by the European Parliament that compared Russian media to Daesh propaganda, is one of the harshest attacks on journalism, Director of the Radio Belgrade (Radio Beograda) Milivoje Mihajlovic told Sputnik on Thursday.
A European Parliament resolution seeking to counteract Russian media outlets shows that the European Union is “no friend” to the freedom of speech and that it is unaware of the changing patterns in the United States, the executive director of Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity told Sputnik Thursday.
A European Parliament resolution seeking to counteract Russian media outlets is a rude violation of fundamental rights, proving that the European Union is becoming "increasingly totalitarian," the leader of Serbian eurosceptic Dveri party told Sputnik Thursday.
The resolution of the European Parliament on counteracting Russian media revealed the EU fear of an opposition point of view and could signal the beginning of the end of the EU system, General Director at the Serbian media company Kompanija Novosti Radomir Dmitrovic told Sputnik on Thursday.
The European Parliament's resolution on countering Russian media is discriminative and violates international and European norms, Russia's Permanent Representative at the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich said Thursday.
Steven Ellis, the International Press Institute’s (IPI) advocacy and communications chief said that the effort to combat propaganda should be narrowly tailored to make sure that it is not misused to restrict a legitimate gathering or news determination efforts.
The European Parliament adopted a resolution on counteracting Russian media as it was in panic amid the plurality of opinions on the state of international affairs, for instance, on Russian policy toward Syria, President of the Swiss Press Club Guy Mettan told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
The resolution adopted by the European Parliament against Russia's media outlets is the first step towards imposing censorship against all media sources which express different views from those promoted by the EU leadership, Italian journalist Giulietto Chiesa warns.