INITIAL PHASE OF THE WAR IN LIBYA IN RUSSIAN MEDIA

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The article is devoted to the influence of the Russian and foreign media at the initial stage of the Civil war in Libya. The author notes the considerable influence of the opinions of Western media on the attitudes of Russian journalists on the coverage of events in Libya. In fact, according to the author, self-assessment and analysis of events in Libya between February and October 2011, the Russian media was not given, they broadcast Western point of view. The author notes the significant role of the media in enhancing the image of the opposition in Libya and discredit the official political regime. Under the influence of Western propaganda took a radical turn in the consciousness of Libyan society, including youth - information and the most vulnerable part of the population. Interpretation of Russian and foreign mass media actions of Muammar Gaddafi aimed at protecting the country and its interests, as tyranny against his own people and violation of human rights has influenced a significant part of world public opinion.

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A A Rybalchenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: Rybal4enko90@inbox.ru
Department of General History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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