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Treading Softly: Soft Censorship in Russia

Only a few brave souls will continue to produce objective, high-quality news when they have many incentives not to do so. Independent news sources in Russia face increasingly higher risks of litigation, verbal attacks by government news sources, or shutdown.

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The Last Frontier: Regulating Independent Media Online

Russian dissidents have used the Internet to organize protests and to speak out against corrupt officials and unjust practices. Putin has termed the Internet a “CIA project” and recognizes the power it gives to his opponents. The Kremlin is taking

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“Antisocial” Media and the “Information War”

Guest post by Dean Jackson of the National Endowment for Democracy Want to keep a secret in the Internet era? Good luck. But if you want to spread misinformation, the Internet will hand you a bullhorn. In recent years, illiberal

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The Domestic Scene of Russian Media: TV is King

The Russian government has depended heavily on the state media to mobilize necessary domestic support in the wake of its seizure of the Crimean peninsula earlier this year. With the number of independent media sources in Russia shrinking and the

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Russian Media’s Lost Independence

Hello everyone! I am Julianna Jerosch, the CIMA Intern this summer. I am a student at University of Wisconsin-Madison studying political science, economics, and Russian. In August, I am heading to St. Petersburg to study Russian language and culture intensively

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