The spread of the Kremlin’s narratives by a western news agency during the Ukraine crisis

  title={The spread of the Kremlin’s narratives by a western news agency during the Ukraine crisis},
  author={Kohei Watanabe},
  journal={The Journal of International Communication},
  pages={138 - 158}
  • Kohei Watanabe
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of International Communication
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