Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith takes aim at what he describes as Russian efforts to muzzle Georgian media, in a recent column for the Georgian publication 24 Saati. Amb. Smith writes that Russia is behind efforts to ban Tbilisi-based network First Caucusian Television from the French satellite service Eutelsat, effectively knocking the network off the air. Writes Amb. Smith, "having stamped out media freedom at home, the Russian propaganda machine reaches abroad with money and threats to stifle any hope of free information reaching people in Russia." Click below to read the article in full.