More organisations from different countries are entering the international news market or expanding their activities, in broadcast and online, heightening competition for attention. How are they reshaping editorial agendas and what impact do they have on the public's understanding of international affairs? Are we seeing the healthy growth of different perspectives or are states seeking to promote their own interests? Are audiences getting different viewpoints or more propaganda?

One of the most significant entrants has been RT, growing its audience on screen and online, partly through a highly active presence on social media and a provocative publicity campaign. What impact is it having on journalism and politics?