Russia’s response to accusations of war crimes in Ukraine has been to blame the Ukrainians of bombing their own side. Some people in the UK have been sharing this version of the war on social media. Driven by a conviction that Western governments are responsible for many of the world’s ills, these academics, journalists and celebrities have shared misinformation in their attempts to raise questions about the official narrative of the war. Their detractors say they are useful to Vladimir Putin. They claim there’s a McCarthyist witch hunt against them. All wars are fought as much in the information space …
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danger in the download - part one 1 may 12,
bbc: documentary archive,
Alan Dein talks Shugofa, an Afghan refugee in Rome, Leo in Moldova, nurse Maureen
Meet the security staff at the Baltimore Museum of Art who are curating their own show
We hear how the cost of living crisis is affecting people's lives around the world
Emma Barnett tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II's unique global diplomacy
Are tougher sentences for rapists in Senegal deterring sexual violence against women?
Alan Dein talks to anyone, anywhere about their lives and their world
What affect does having a relative facing execution have on families of the condemned?
Philosopher Peter Singer on how to live a moral life
Digital advertising has taken over the world. But is it all based on smoke and mirrors?
Residents and hosts on US black-owned radio stations reflect on a mass shooting
Can music and culture help unite Estonia?
Alan Dein talks to Anna, Verena and Roman and hears how their lives have been blown away
Sana Safi follows the stories of Afghan women judges trying to escape the Taliban.
How the super-rich bought English football
Women share experiences of undergoing and performing abortions
A sport bridging generational divides in West London
Cambodia wants its gods - stolen statues - returned from western museums and collectors
Daria in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, talks to Alan Dein about unexpectedly finding love at war
Laura Trevelyan discovers her family’s connection to the slave trade in Grenada