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The Russian Media Ecosystem and the Arab Spring

It is no secret that the Arab Spring has shaken authoritarian governments not just in the Middle East, but around the world. China has engaged in a severe crackdown on dissent, including imprisoning well-known artist Ai Weiwei, and has also … Continue reading

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Do Russian Blogs Represent an Alternative Public Sphere? Early Results from Russian Media Cloud

Question: What role, then, is the Internet playing in Russian media? Answer: Elena Vartanova ( Moscow State University Journalism Faculty): It really is a new part of our media system. People are increasingly consuming online news, and online news often … Continue reading

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