We are absolutely thrilled to share the breaking news about the forthcoming US publication of Jessikka Aro’s PUTIN’S TROLLS in Fall 2021 by prestigious New York-based award-winning independent press, Ig Publishing, dedicated to publishing progressive political nonfiction and original literary fiction.
Editor-in-Chief at Ig Publishing, Robert Lasner, who acquired World English rights to PUTIN’S TROLLS is honored to be publishing this first-hand memoir/reportage account.
Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro was bullied out of her country by Putin’s internet trolls, revealing the true face of an invisible threat that is only growing in power. The deal was negotiated in collaboration with co-agent Rhea Lyons at HG Literary on behalf of Elina Ahlback Literary Agency.
“Very happy and proud to bring this vitally important book to an American audience.”
– Robert Lasner, Editor-in-Chief, Ig Publishing
On December 1st, 2020, Jessikka Aro received the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award. Jessikka was recognized for her award-winning investigative reporting of Russian information warfare.
”I’m excited that the native English speaking audiences will finally get the access to my book, which they have been waiting for so eagerly! In addition, I’m happy to see the book published in the US, whose politics are heavily influenced by Russian trolls and propaganda.”
– Jessikka Aro
Rights to PUTIN’S TROLLS have been sold now in 9 languages, most recently in Sweden to Sensor Förlag. The book has been a bestseller in Finland since its publication in fall 2019.
About the book
Russia wages war against civilians online. Every critical voice is an enemy. Award-winning journalist Jessikka Aro’s book presents criminal smearing campaigns, launched and approved by the Kremlin against private individuals around Western countries.
Putin’s Trolls, praised by critics in Finland, brings together recent international and illegal filth operations to silence and smear the critics of the Kremlin. The book zooms into the destinies of the author Jessikka Aro, financier Bill Browder, Bellingcat investigator Eliot Higgins, journalist Liz Wahl and many more.
Well documented and shocking true stories show that Russia does not shy away from the darkest means of eliminating its opponents through cyber-espionage, social media trolls, fake news, cyber-attacks, death threats and hate campaigns by PR professionals.
About the author
Jessikka Aro (born 1980) is a Finnish journalist working for Finland’s public service broadcaster Yle. In September 2014, she began to investigate pro-Russian Internet trolls, but became a victim of their activities herself.
On December 1, 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.
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