Russia-backed media outlet says IIOJK ‘fast becoming settler colonial state’

Berlin, February 07 (KMS): A Russia-backed digital outlet, Redfish Media, has said that emerging as ‘new Palestine Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir is “fast becoming a settler-colonial state”.

The Berlin-based digital video organisation, Redfish Media, on Friday, had tweeted the trailer for a new documentary on Jammu and Kashmir that spoke about the territory “fast becoming a settler-colonial state”. The video titled “Kashmir: Palestine in the Making’, is scheduled to be streamed on February 11.

Redfish had been labelled as a “Russia state-affiliated media” on Twitter since August 2020. Protesting the tagging, Redfish claimed that it was “100% editorially independent & no proof otherwise, nor critique of our work challenging the mainstream & representing the oppressed”.

According to Twitter, state-affiliated media are defined as “outlets where the state exercises control over editorial content through financial resources, direct or indirect political pressures, and/or control over production and distribution”.

An annotated map on Redfish’s website showed that the subjects of the majority of its documentaries were related to Europe and North America. The website had previously broadcast three documentaries related to India on topics of ‘saffron terror’, workers’ rights and big Pharma. There were no documentaries on Russia or China listed on the site.

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