New legislation on ‘fake news’ on the Internet can be adopted in Russia – Scholar’s comment from Jussi Lassila

by Janne Suutarinen & Olga Dovbysh On 24 January 2019 The State Duma approved after the first reading two legislation bills to toughen penalties for disseminating certain information on the Internet. New legislation on banning false news and insulting authorities on the Internet, so-called “Klishas bills” (after the name of Andrey Klishas, author of the initiative), has […]

International Mobility through Media Lab’s Network

by Saara Ratilainen Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (Jomec) hosted one of Russian Media Lab researchers, Dr. Saara Ratilainen, as a visiting academic from September to December 2018. This is her account of international exchange facilitated through the Russian Media Lab’s network. My visit took place at an exciting time, as in […]

Serious journalism is far from self-evident – Interview with prof. Elena Vartanova

“The freedom of press as an ideological construct is an ideal which accountable media should pursue.” by Katja Lehtisaari & Janne Suutarinen Elena Vartanova is Full Professor, Dean and Chair in Media Theory and Economics at the Faculty of Journalism, in Lomosonov Moscow State University. Her extensive research focuses on Russian media system, media economics, […]