Lassila’s brief report on the 50th ASEEES Convention in Boston

by Jussi Lassila “All in all, Boston was definitely worth visiting this year.” The annual ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies) Convention was held this year in Boston on 6–9 December. This was the 50th convention that has been organised while ASEEES celebrated its 70th anniversary. More than 650 panels, roundtables and […]

Media and Religion: fighting for power or seeking common good? – Interview with Victor Khroul

by Janne Suutarinen “Unfortunately, ‘zone of accordance’ or ‘zone of tolerance’ in the terms of religion dialogue in Russia seems to be moving away more and more from the present time.” Associate professor Victor Khroul (Moscow State University, Journalism Faculty) has extensively studied media and religion in Russia. He is the author of the book […]

Russian Media Lab researchers at two local media events in St. Petersburg

by Olga Dovbysh Russian Media Lab researcher Olga Dovbysh together with RML’s partner Kamilla Nigmatullina moderated a roundtable “Local media as strategic resource of authorities” at St. Petersburg State University on 23 November. Dovbysh shared her observations on how authorities in Russia’s towns use local groups on social network sites to communicate with citizens, get […]

Russian Media Lab’s program at the ASEEES Convention, December 6–9

Russian Media Lab will host a panel at the ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) convention in Boston. The panel will take place on Friday 6th 12.30–2.15 pm, in room Wellesley, 3. See the convention’s full program here. RML’s panel is connected to the project’s upcoming edited volume ‘Freedom of Expression in […]