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: Ilya Yablokov (University of Leeds) and Elisabeth Schimpfössl […]

Vacancy: Russian Media Lab intern

Haemme Russian Media Lab -hankkeeseen KORKEAKOULUHARJOITTELIJAA Harjoittelija avustaa Russian Media Lab -hankkeessa tehtävässä tutkimustyössä, erityisesti sen julkaisuhankkeissa sekä osallistuu Helsingissä lokakuussa järjestettävän Aleksanteri-konferenssin organisointiin. Lisäksi harjoittelijalle kuuluu organisointi- ja tiedotustehtäviä kuten hankkeen kotisivujen päivitystä. Harjoittelu on oiva tilaisuus saada työkokemusta organisointi- ja suunnittelutehtävistä sekä tieteellisen julkaisemisen prosesseista. Harjoittelijalta edellytetään hyviä ryhmätyö- ja organisointitaitoja sekä kykyä […]

CfP: International workshop ‘Media Systems under Pressure’ 18 May 2018, University of Amsterdam

Media Systems under Pressure: Recent Developments in Media Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe 18 May 2018, University of Amsterdam Organisers: Sudha Rajagopalan, University of Amsterdam; Mariëlle Wijermars, University of Helsinki Abstract deadline: 18 March 2018 Across Central and Eastern Europe, media systems are increasingly under pressure. The developments that place restrictions on the freedom of […]

CfP Russian Media Lab stream at the 18th Annual Aleksanteri Conference, 24-26 October 2018

Media Innovation, Horizontal Networks and Digital Entrepreneurship in Russia and Beyond: Avenues for Strengthening Freedom of Speech and Journalistic Practices? Deadline: 14 May 2018 The Russian Media Lab is organising its concluding conference within the framework of this year’s Aleksanteri Conference. For this thematic stream, entitled “Media Innovation, Horizontal Networks and Digital Entrepreneurship in Russia and […]

Researcher Marielle Wijermars – “Algorithmed Public Spheres” visiting fellow at Hans-Bredow-Institute

From February through April, Russian Media Lab researcher Marielle Wijermars will be a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Hans-Bredow-Institut for Media Research in Hamburg, Germany. During her stay, she will be working as a fellow of the “Algorithmed Public Spheres” research network coordinated by Dr. Cornelius Puschmann. The visit is generously supported by a visiting […]

CfP “Changing Media Landscapes in Russia” – Special issue of Russian Journal of Communication

Call for Papers – Special issue of Russian Journal of Communication on “Changing Media Landscapes in Russia” Until recently, Russia was regarded as a relatively closed regime that pursued a rather open internet policy (e.g. Oates, 2007; Toepfl, 2012, 2014). The Russian media has been called a two-tier, dichotomous media system “where some outlets, notably […]

Digital Russia Studies launched at University of Helsinki

On Friday 5 January the kick-off seminar of Digital Russia Studies took place at the Aleksanteri Institute. Digital Russia Studies is an initiative of Daria Gritsenko, Assistant Professor in Russian Big Data Methodology at the University of Helsinki, and Russian Media Lab researcher Marielle Wijermars. It aims to become a leading research network uniting scholars […]

Interview with Stephen Hutchings (University of Manchester)

by Saara Ratilainen Stephen Hutchings is Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests cover Russian cultural and media studies, Russian and Soviet television and film, Russian and Soviet literature and literary/cultural theory. His latest book Nation, Ethnicity and Race on Russian Television: Mediating Post-Soviet Difference (co-authored with Vera Tolz) […]

Researcher Marielle Wijermars to give lecture at University of Tromsø (Norway)

Russian Media Lab researcher Marielle Wijermars will give a lecture on internet freedom in Russia at the University of Tromsø on 17 November. The talk is part of the research seminar series hosted by the research group “Russian Space: Concepts, Practices, Representations”. Can Russia control the Runet? Online freedom of speech and the 2018 presidential elections  […]

Russian Media Lab at “Connecting to the Masses – 100 Years since the Russian Revolution: From Agitprop to the Attention Economy”

Russian Media Lab researcher Marielle Wijermars will be taking part in the conference “Connecting to the Masses – 100 Years since the Russian Revolution: From Agitprop to the Attention Economy” organised at the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam) and University of Amsterdam (13-14 November). The conference programme can be found here. Paper: Mass Mobilization […]