Hungarian and Czech rights for sold for PUTIN’S TROLLS!

We are very excited to announce that both Hungarian and Czech rights for Putin’s Trolls have been sold this week and the courageous title will now be published in 6 countries. Congratulations Jessikka Aro,  Hungarian publisher Corvina and Czech publisher Denik N!

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Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro made a major journalistic investigation of the Russian propaganda machine in Finland. She paid a heavy price for it – she was slandered threatened systematically for years and finally had to flee abroad for her own safety.

PUBLISHER’S PRAISE:

“A brave and forceful attempt in the time of the ongoing information warfare
to make the invisible culprits visible.”

– László Kúnos, Director, Corvina Kiado, Hungary

”The extraordinary story of Finnish journalist Jessika Aro is a prime example of a great personal courage and journalist’s dedication face to face new types of threats at the time of an actual hybrid information conflict. The book represents important evidence in the recent debates about the risks we underestimate or even don’t realize.”
– Ján Simkanič, Director, Denik N, Czech Republic

“Have you ever thought about how defenseless one person can be when systematically attacked with information warfare?
This is what happened to Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro. The book is an outstanding personal and educational story about dangers of modern information society and the possibilities of defending oneself against them.
Precaution – reading this can severely damage one’s naivety with irreversible consequences.”
 – Raul Rebane, Stratkom, Estonia

The courageous book by award-winning journalist Jessikka Aro was published in September 2019 and has already sold over 17 000 copies in Finland.  The rights were acquired previously by Wydawnictwo Sine Qua Non in Poland,  Menu Meedia/Stratkom in Estonia and Briedis in Lithuania.

PUTIN’S TROLLS is the most important, and even shocking, narrative nonfiction of the year. The book tells the true stories from the frontline of the Russian information warfare around the world.  Told in unflinching detail, Jessikka’s extraordinary story is supported by accounts from many distinguished and internationally known critics of the Kremlin, including Bill Browder, Eliot Higgins, Liz Wahl, Martin Kragh, Jelena Milic and many others – all of whom share their experiences of being the targets of Russia’s hateful and multifaceted cyber-espionage campaigns.

RIGHTS SOLD:

FINLAND: Johnny Kniga (orig.)

CZECH REPUBLIC:
Denik N
ESTONIA:
Menu Meedia/Stratkom
HUNGARY:
Corvina
LITHUANIA:
Briedis
POLAND:
Wydawnictwo Sine Qua Non

Jessikka Aro


Jessikka Aro is an award-winning reporter with Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, specializing in Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 and 2015, she published a series of articles on pro-Kremlin social media trolls and their influence outside of Russia’s borders. Due to her investigations, Jessikka became the target of a severe and still ongoing international propaganda and hate speech campaign, which she recounts in Putin’s Trolls.

In 2019, the US State Department awarded Jessikka the International Women of Courage Award, but the award was mysteriously rescinded by the Trump administration, allegedly due to her social media criticism of then President Trump. On December 1, 2020 Jessikka Aro received the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award, presented in partnership with the Washington Post and hosted by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Jessikka was recognized for her award-winning investigative reporting of Russian information warfare. Jessikka lives in Helsinki, Finland.

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Jessikka Aro

Putin's Trolls

2019, General Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, History & Politics

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