When international tribunals took place after the Rwandan Genocide, the media figures were tried for complicity, and further back in WWII, Josef Goebbels would’ve been as well. Russian propagandists have played a key role in causing the war and continue to justify massacres and forced deportations. These acts international tribunals should try these as well.
Helping to Ignite a War
Russia, throughout its history, has been an authoritarian state with strict control over media consumption. This has been seen with the Soviet Union and now the Russian Federation. The Kremlin owns all networks that broadcast to the general public, and nothing is approved with the state’s review of the media material.