RUSSIA MUZZLES INDEPENDENT MEDIA

Alexei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy radio is visibly shaken by Kremlin pressure.
Alexei Venediktov, editor-in-chief of Ekho Moskvy radio is visibly shaken by Kremlin pressure.

In recent months, Independent newspapers, TV, radio, and websites across Russia have encountered legal pressure and curtailment by losing staff, foreign investment, and especially advertising (the most effective way to choke media is to choke funding) as the Western-sanctioned Kremlin expands propagandist media. Continue reading RUSSIA MUZZLES INDEPENDENT MEDIA

ATELIER CRENN HIKES PRICES TO TOP TIER

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Atelier Crenn, already one of San Francisco’s spendiest places to eat, just got spendier. The avant-garde restaurant has increased the price of its longest tasting menu after it raised the salaries of its kitchen staff. Continue reading ATELIER CRENN HIKES PRICES TO TOP TIER