Russian Media Lab at BASEES conference, Cambridge

Russian Media Lab is hosting a panel at the BASEES Annual Conference in Cambridge, UK (13-15 April 2018) on the theme of Shaping the News in Russia and (Eastern) Ukraine: From Self Censorship to Algorithms. Chaired by project manager Markku Kangaspuro, our panel comprises the four papers below:

  1. Ilya Yablokov (University of Leeds) and Elisabeth Schimpfössl (University College London) : ‘50 Shades of Gray of Russian State Television: Exploring the News Coverage of the Manchester Bombing’’
  2. Mariëlle Wijermars (University of Helsinki): ‘Control the News Feed, Control the News? The Impact of Russia’s News Aggregator Regulation on the Online News Landscape’
  3. Jon Roozenbeek (University of Cambridge): ‘Positive Incentives in the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics’ Emerging Media Industries’
  4. Andrei Zavadski (Freie Universität Berlin) and Florian Töpfl (Freie Universität Berlin): ‘Reinforcing Dominant Narratives: Search Engines and Representations of the Past’

In addition, Russian Media Lab researcher Saara Ratilainen will present a paper on ‘Feminist empowerment and mainstream media in contemporary Russia’ as part of the panel ‘Media representations of Feminism and Sexual Violence in Contemporary Russia and Ukraine’.

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