We are happy to announce that Russian Media Lab Network in collaboration with Tampere Research Center for Russian and Chinese Media continue their joint initiative of Online talks on Russian Media for the forth academic season. This year we aim to extend the borders and invite more research studying a vast region of Eurasia, therefore the talks will often be on not only Russian media.

Read more about the Talks here. As usual, we meet every second Tuesday of a month in Zoom between 12:00 and 13:30 (Helsinki time).

If you want to get emails about the next online talks and participate, please leave your contact information here: Registration form


September, 12: Yazan Badran, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, “Precarious newsroom: Dynamics of precarity and agency in Syrian exiled media in Turkey”; Jenny Wiik and Elena Johansson, Gothenburg University, “Russian journalists in exile: rethinking of professional identity”; Katja Lehtisaari, Tampere University, “Resilient model(s) for independent media in exile”. More about the talk here.

October, 10: Elira Turdubaeva, International Ala-Too University, “Mapping the Media and Communication Landscape of Central Asia”. More about the talk here.

November, 14: Nerijus Maliukevičius, Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science, and Makimas Milta, Eastern Europe Studies Centre of Vilnius, “Fortress Belarus: Understanding Portrayal of the Enemy in Belarusian State Propaganda”. More about the talk here.

December, 12: Mikä Perkiömäki, University of Helsinki, All’s fair in nuclear power and war? Ecological narratives in international media coverage on Ukrainian nuclear power plants during the Russian war”. More about the talk here.


January, 9: Valentyna Shapovalova, Copenhagen University, “Gendered aspects of propaganda and disinformation on the Russo-Ukrainian war”

February, 13: Sergey Davydov, Anastasia Saponova, Sergey Samoylenko, Book launch and discussion “Internet in the Post-Soviet area: Technological, Economic and Political Aspects”

March, 12: Marianna Poberezhskaya, Nottingham Trent University, Climate Obstruction in Russia: Surviving Resource Dependent Economy, Authoritarian Regime and Disappearing Civil Society”

April, 9: Aleksi Knuutila, University of Helsinki, “Impersonating the enemy: “Black propaganda”-type information operations on Telegram during the war in Ukraine”

May, 14: Nuppu Pelevina & Oksana Domina, University of Helsinki, “Instagram as an affective battlefield – Patriotic inspirational influencers as strategic narrators”


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