The project “Russian independent journalism in exile: in search of relevance and resilience” studies the emerging ecosystem of exiled media that had to flee Russia and what type of journalism they produce. Empirical data include interviews with media practitioners and workers of organisations, supporting free journalism, observations in newsrooms and digital ethnography. The research explores possible resilient model(s) of journalism in exile and problematises its relevance for their Russia-based readership.
The project is generously funded by Helsingin Sanomat Säätiö for 2023-2024
23 October 2023: Project members organised a panel on Russian journalistic and activist communities where presented preliminary research results. Project assistant Anniina Sonerva wrote a post about it for the blog.
5 June 2023: Elena Rodina and Olga Dovbysh participated in the workshop “Reimagining Incarceration and Immobility in the Nordic Countries” in Helsingborg, Sweden. Read more in the blog.
19 May 2023: Katja Lehtisaari, who is also in the lead of TaRC (Tampere Research for Russian and Chinese Media), presented the idea of the project “Russian independent journalism in exile: in search of relevance and resilience” at an internal TaRC spring seminar on 17 May. In the seminar, several researchers shared insights on their ongoing projects, many of which had a direct connection to the war in Ukraine. Read more about the seminar here.