Media and Power in Post Soviet Russia

This book describes the rise of independent mass media in Russia, from the loosening of censorship under Gorbachev's policy of glasnost to the proliferation of independent newspapers and the rise of media barons during the Yeltsin years.

Author: Ivan Ivanovich Zassoursky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315291037

Category: History

Page: 316

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This book describes the rise of independent mass media in Russia, from the loosening of censorship under Gorbachev's policy of glasnost to the proliferation of independent newspapers and the rise of media barons during the Yeltsin years. The role of the Internet, the impact of the 1998 financial crisis, the succession of Putin, and the effort to reimpose central power over privately controlled media empires mark the end of the first decade of a Russian free press. Throughout the book, there is a focus on the close intermingling of political power and media power, as the propaganda function of the press in fact never disappeared, but rather has been harnessed to multiple and conflicting ideological interests. More than a guide to the volatile Russian media scene and its players, Media and Power in Post-Soviet Russia poses questions of importance and relevance in any functioning democracy.


The Media System in Russia

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Communications - Mass Media, grade: 64%, Coventry University, course: Global Media and Communications (within the MA Global Journalism), language: English, abstract: This essay analyses the ...

Author: Veronika Streuer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640345436

Category:

Page: 32

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Communications - Mass Media, grade: 64%, Coventry University, course: Global Media and Communications (within the MA Global Journalism), language: English, abstract: This essay analyses the Russian media system on the basis of the concept of comparing media systems developed by Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini in 2004. Therefore a brief sketch about the Russian media system is given in the second section of this essay. Section three contains an overview about Hallin and Mancini's approach of comparing media systems, which also will be discussed briefly. The advantages and drawbacks of using this concept on Russia will also be pointed out. In section four the tool mentioned above will be used to analyse the Russian media system. In section five it is discussed whether the Russian media system could fit in one of the three models approached by Hallin and Mancini. Concluding this essay suggests the development of a new fourth model to describe the specifics of Post-Soviet countries.

The Post Soviet Russian Media

This book explores developments in the Russian mass media since the collapse of the USSR in 1991.

Author: Birgit Beumers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134112394

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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This book explores developments in the Russian mass media since the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Complementing and building upon its companion volume, Television and Culture in Putin's Russia: Remote Control, it traces the tensions resulting from the effective return to state-control under Putin of a mass media privatised and accorded its first, limited, taste of independence in the Yeltsin period. It surveys the key developments in Russian media since 1991, including the printed press, television and new media, and investigates the contradictions of the post-Soviet media market that have affected the development of the media sector in recent years. It analyses the impact of the Putin presidency, including the ways in which the media have constructed Putin’s image in order to consolidate his power and their role in securing his election victories in 2000 and 2004. It goes on to consider the status and function of journalism in post-Soviet Russia, discussing the conflict between market needs and those of censorship, the gulf that has arisen separating journalists from their audiences. The relationship between television and politics is examined, and also the role of television as entertainment, as well as its role in nation building and the projection of a national identity. Finally, it appraises the increasingly important role of new media and the internet. Overall, this book is a detailed investigation of the development of mass media in Russia since the end of Communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The Media In Russia

'The Media in Russia' is an introductive volume for students of various fields, including Russian studies, media studies and political science.

Author: Arutunyan, Anna

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335228895

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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'The Media in Russia' is an introductive volume for students of various fields, including Russian studies, media studies and political science. It explores the media landscape and sets out to identify the chief challenges that Russian journalists have grappled with throughout the 300-year history of the Russian press.

Russian Mass Media and Changing Values

This book provides a multi-faceted picture of the many complex processes taking place in the field of contemporary Russian media and popular culture.

Author: Arja Rosenholm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113693572X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book provides a multi-faceted picture of the many complex processes taking place in the field of contemporary Russian media and popular culture. Russian social and cultural life today is strongly individualised and consumers are offered innumerable alternatives; but at the same time options are limited by the new technologies of control which are a key feature of Russian capitalism. Based on extensive original research by scholars in both Russia itself and in Finland, the book discusses new developments in the media industry and assesses a wide range of social and cultural changes, many of which are related to, and to an extent generated by, the media. The book argues that the Russian mass media industry, whilst facing the challenges of globalization, serves several purposes including making a profit, reinforcing patriotic discourse and popularizing liberalized lifestyles. Topics include changing social identities, new lifestyles, ideas of "glamour" and "professional values". Overall, the book demonstrates that the media in Russia is far from homogenous, and that, as in the West, despite new technologies of control, media audiences are being offered a new kind of pluralism which is profoundly influencing Russia's cultural, social and political landscape.

Russian Regional Journalism

Russian Regional Journalism takes an intimate look at the enormous challenges and small victories experienced by local Russian journalists across the post-perestroika and Putin eras.

Author: Elina Erzikova

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9781433171338

Category: Journalism

Page: 204

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Russian Regional Journalism takes an intimate look at the enormous challenges and small victories experienced by local Russian journalists across the post-perestroika and Putin eras.

Pop Culture Russia

A revealing look at contemporary Russian popular culture, exploring the historical and social influences that make it unique.

Author: Birgit Beumers

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851094598

Category: Reference

Page: 399

View: 303

A revealing look at contemporary Russian popular culture, exploring the historical and social influences that make it unique.

Digital Russia

Digital Russia provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which new media technologies have shaped language and communication in contemporary Russia.

Author: Michael Gorham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317810740

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Digital Russia provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which new media technologies have shaped language and communication in contemporary Russia. It traces the development of the Russian-language internet, explores the evolution of web-based communication practices, showing how they have both shaped and been shaped by social, political, linguistic and literary realities, and examines online features and trends that are characteristic of, and in some cases specific to, the Russian-language internet.

Freedom of Speech in Russia

This book traces the life of free speech in Russia from the final years of the Soviet Union to the present.

Author: Daphne Skillen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317659899

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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This book traces the life of free speech in Russia from the final years of the Soviet Union to the present. It shows how long-cherished hopes for an open society in which people would speak freely and tell truth to power fared under Gorbachev’s glasnost; how free speech was a real, if fractured, achievement of Yeltsin’s years in power; and how easy it was for Putin to reverse these newly won freedoms, imposing a ‘patrimonial’ media that sits comfortably with old autocratic and feudal traditions. The book explores why this turn seemed so inexorable and now seems so entrenched. It examines the historical legacy, and Russia’s culturally ambivalent perception of freedom, which Dostoyevsky called that ‘terrible gift’. It evaluates the allure of western consumerism and Soviet-era illusions that stunted the initial promise of freedom and democracy. The behaviour of journalists and their apparent complicity in the distortion of their profession come under scrutiny. This ambitious study covering more than 30 years of radical change looks at responses ‘from above’ and ‘from below’, and asks whether the players truly understood what was involved in the practice of free speech.

Russia s Liberal Media

This book examines the challenges and pressures liberal journalists face in Putin's Russia.

Author: Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315300176

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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This book examines the challenges and pressures liberal journalists face in Putin's Russia. It presents the findings of an in-depth qualitative study, which included ethnographic observations of editorial meetings during the conflict in Ukraine. It also provides a theoretical framework for evaluating the Russian media system and a historical overview of the development of liberal media in the country. The book focuses on some of Russia’s most influential liberal national news outlets: "the deadliest" newspaper Novaya Gazeta, "Russia’s last independent radio station" Radio Echo of Moscow (Ekho Moskvy) and US Congress-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The fieldwork included ethnographic observations of editorial meetings, long interviews with editors and journalists as well as documentary analysis. The monograph makes theoretical contributions to three main areas: 1. Media systems and terms of reference. 2. Journalism: cultures, role conceptions, and relationship with power, culture and society. 3. Mediatisation of conflict and nationhood.

Media Culture and Society in Putin s Russia

An international collection of papers focused on media, culture and society in postcommunist Russia.

Author: S. White

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230583075

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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An international collection of papers focused on media, culture and society in postcommunist Russia. Contributors deploy a wealth of primary data in examining the kinds of issues that are central to our understanding of the kind of system that has been established in the world's largest country after a period of far-reaching change.


Freedom of Expression in Russia s New Mediasphere

Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including media law, human rights, political science, media and cultural studies, and the study of religion, this book examines the current state of the freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and ...

Author: Mariëlle Wijermars

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429793332

Category: Social Science

Page: 14

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In recent years, the Russian government has dramatically expanded its restrictions on the internet, while simultaneously consolidating its grip on traditional media. The internet, however, because of its transnational configuration, continues to evade comprehensive state control and offers ever new opportunities for disseminating and consuming dissenting opinions. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, including media law, human rights, political science, media and cultural studies, and the study of religion, this book examines the current state of the freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and media freedom in Russia, focusing on digital media and cross-media initiatives that bridge traditional and new media spheres. It assesses how the conditions for free speech are influenced by the dynamic development of Russian media, including the expansion of digital technologies, explores the interaction and transfer of practices, formats, stylistics and aesthetics between independent and state-owned media, and discusses how far traditional media co-opt strategies developed by and associated with independent media to mask their lack of free expression. Overall, the book provides a deep and rich understanding of the changing structures and practices of national and transnational Russian media and how they condition the boundaries of freedom of expression in Russia today.

Eurasia 2 0

This book focuses on the new phenomenon of digital geopolitics in the former Soviet Union. It considers how media serve as platforms for the contestation of geopolitical ideas and the articulation of new political identities.

Author: Mikhail Suslov

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781498521413

Category: Political Science

Page: 374

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This book focuses on the new phenomenon of digital geopolitics in the former Soviet Union. It considers how media serve as platforms for the contestation of geopolitical ideas and the articulation of new political identities. It explores new possibilities and threats associated with the digitalization of geopolitical knowledge and practice.

Russophobia

This book attempts to understand how Russophobia within the Western media during the Putin era (2000-2015) led to a new Cold War between Russia and the West that includes elements of information, cyber and economic warfare.

Author: Dominic Basulto

Publisher: Dominic Basulto

ISBN: 9780988841956

Category: Journalism

Page: 286

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The current Russophobia in the Western media should not come as a big surprise. During the Cold War era, the stereotype of dour, unsmiling Russians victimized by a ruthless, authoritarian regime that posed an existential nuclear threat to the West became a mainstay of the media narrative. Even after the end of the Cold War, Russophobia continued to influence the way the West viewed Russia. This book attempts to understand how Russophobia within the Western media during the Putin era (2000-2015) led to a new Cold War between Russia and the West that includes elements of information, cyber and economic warfare. Russophobia attempts to answer the following questions: Why are any attempts by Russia to change the Western media narrative immediately derided as propaganda? What do Western policymakers get wrong about the Kremlin's motives? And, most importantly: Is there a cure for Russophobia?

The Global and the National

This original book explores the development of post-Soviet media and communications in Russia--a newly globalized environment following radical social change.

Author: Terhi Rantanen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742515680

Category: History

Page: 159

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This original book explores the development of post-Soviet media and communications in Russia--a newly globalized environment following radical social change. Unique empirical research on new communications technologies, news agencies, television, and advertising in Russia shows how the experience and effects of globalization, which initially played a liberating role in the downfall of communism, are being transformed by the reassertion of the national. The Global and the National challenges conventional assumptions about globalization and contributes to a better understanding of its theoretical base, as well as its effects on non-Western countries.

News Media and Power in Russia

Filling the gap in the literature, this book examines the various agents who ‘make’ the news, and discusses the fierce struggle among the various agents of power involved.

Author: Olessia Koltsova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134283407

Category: History

Page: 288

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The end of communist rule in the Soviet Union brought with it a brave new world of media and commerce. Formerly state-owned enterprises were transformed, often through private ownership, and new corporations sprung up overnight to take advantage of the new atmosphere of freedom. Until now, most research on media and news production in Russia has focused on the scope of government control and comparisons with the communist era. However, extra-governmental controls and the challenges of operating in a newly capitalist environment have been just as important – if not more so – in the formation of the new media climate. Filling the gap in the literature, this book examines the various agents who ‘make’ the news, and discusses the fierce struggle among the various agents of power involved. Drawing on existing theories and scholarship, the book provides a wealth of detail on the actual daily practices of news production in Russia. Original research is combined with compelling first-hand accounts of news production and dissemination to provide an incisive look at the issues and power structures Russian journalists face on a daily basis.

Publishing in Tsarist Russia

As this volume convincingly argues, this is because the Russian language at this time was a lingua franca; it crossed borders and boundaries, reaching speakers of varying nationalities.

Author: Yukiko Tatsumi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350109355

Category: History

Page: 280

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According to Benedict Anderson, the rapid expansion of print media during the late-1700s popularised national history and standardised national languages, thus helping create nation-states and national identities at the expense of the old empires. Publishing in Tsarist Russia challenges this theory and, by examining the history of Russian publishing through a transnational lens, reveals how the popular press played an important and complex Imperial role, while providing a “soft infrastructure” which the subjects could access to change Imperial order. As this volume convincingly argues, this is because the Russian language at this time was a lingua franca; it crossed borders and boundaries, reaching speakers of varying nationalities. Russian publications, then, were able to effectively operate within the structure of Imperialism but as a public space, they went beyond the control of the Tsar and ethnic Russians. This exciting international team of scholars provide a much-needed, fresh take on the history of Russian publishing and contribute significantly to our understanding of print media, language and empire from the 18th to 20th centuries. Publishing in Tsarist Russia is therefore a vital resource for scholars of Russian history, comparative nationalism, and publishing studies.

Confronting Russia s Weaponization of Information

corrupt , and hypocritical - intent on destroying Russia and other countries that
stand in the way of carrying out its ... Russian media provides a home for a
spectrum of political beliefs as long as they are skeptical of the political
establishment .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Disinformation

Page: 48

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