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 Russia’s New Mediasphere’ (Katja Lehtisaari & Mariëlle Wijermars, eds.). See the program below.

6-44, Freedom of Expression in Russia’s New Mediasphere

Wellesley, 3

Chair: Jussi Lassila, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (Finland)

Papers: Vera Zvereva, U of Jyväskylä (Finland): “On the Margins of Freedom of Speech: Building the ‘Gray Zone’ of Communication in Runet, 201222018”

Vitaly Kazakov, U of Manchester (UK), Stephen Charles Hutchings, U of Manchester (UK): “From Russophone to Russophobe: Eurovision 2017 and Russian-speaking Social Media Audiences in the Age of ‘Information War'”

Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk, NRU Higher School of Economics (Russia), Renira Rampazzo Gambarato, Jönköping U (Sweden): “Transmedia Storytelling as an Opportunity for Re-Inventing Russian State Television”

Disc.: Mariëlle Wijermars, U of Helsinki (Finland)

Russian Media Lab’s researchers Jussi Lassila and Mariëlle Wijermars will also present their papers in two separate panels.

Lassila’s paper “Political implications of Aleksai Navalnyi’s Populist Inclusion” is presented on Friday at 8.00–9.45 am, in Grand Ballroom Salon F, 4.

4-19, Political Opposition, Populism, and the Struggle for a Liberal Russia

Grand Ballroom Salon F, 4

Chair: Julie D. Hemment, U of Massachusetts Amherst

Papers: Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, King’s College London (UK): “Ostrov 90kh: Political Opposition and the Struggle over the 1990s that Did Not Happen in Russia”

Jussi Lassila, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (Finland): “Political Implications of Aleksei Navalnyiʼs Populist Inclusion”

Geir Flikke, U of Oslo (Norway): “The Long Campaign: Phases of Mobilization in Naval’ny’s Political Quest”

Disc.: Peter Rutland, Wesleyan U

Wijermars presents her paper “YouTube and Oppositional Politics in Russia” on Friday at 2.30–4.15, in Grand Ballroom Salon E, 4th.

7-18, The Politics of the Internet: Empirical Studies on Contemporary Russia and Ukraine

Grand Ballroom Salon E, 4th

Chair: Rüdiger Bergien, Centre for Contemporary History (Germany)

Papers: Mariëlle Wijermars, Aleksanteri Institute, U of Helsinki (Finland): “YouTube and Oppositional Politics in Russia”

Sophie Schmäing, U of Giessen (Germany): “Popular Voting and Constituency Building in the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict: Findings from Online Public Spheres”

Sophie Alena Lambroschini, Centre Marc Bloch (Germany): “Russia’s CryptoRuble Craze: Gimmick or Game Plan?”

Disc.: Jan Claas Behrends, Center for Contemporary History (Germany)

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