Russian Media Lab Network (RMLN) is a loose, thematically connected network of scholars and research projects that deal with the ever changing field of media technologies, communication norms and rules in Russia and its neighbors. The network has evolved from a Aleksanteri Institute led project (2016-2018) with the same name. If you are looking for information about that project, please see our archive site Russian Media Lab 2016-2018.

RMLN in collaboration with Tampere Research Center for Russian and Chinese Media is running a joint initiative Online talks on media that brings together a wide range of researchers and practitioners to discuss current and emerging problems of media technologies, practices, and policies. Information about previous and future talks is published in the blog.

RMLN serves as the infrastructure for the research projects. Current project “Russian independent journalism in exile: in search of relevance and resilience” studies the emerging ecosystem of exiled media that had to flee Russia and what type of journalism they produce. Project news and updates can be found on the project page.

RMLN’s blog and Facebook page are open platforms to share research results and activities of media and communication research projects, led by Aleksanteri Institute and our affiliate researchers. We publish news pieces, interviews with scholars and media professionals, event announcements, open-calls and others.