| JRL Home | JRL Simple/Mobile | RSS | Newswire | Archives | JRL Newsletter | Support | About
Old Saint Basil's Cathedral in MoscowJohnson's Russia List title and scenes of Saint Petersburg
Excerpts from the JRL E-Mail Community :: Founded and Edited by David Johnson

Satellite DishRussia, Media, Internet - JRL excerpts 2008-2012
JRL Newslink BlogRussians' Main Source Of News Still TV, Though Trust In Internet Growing — Poll ~ Russians' trust in the internet is growing at a record rate, but television remains their main source of information ...

JRL Simple: Mobile & More

> Influence of Internet community on real life should not be overestimated — Medvedev - Interfax 8.10.12
> Russians' Main Source Of News Still TV, Though Trust In Internet Growing — Poll - Interfax 8.2.12
> Putin: Libel Law Unlikely to Be Used in Politics Very Much - Interfax 7.31.12
> Russia Profile to Merge With RIA Novosti's English Service - RP 7.23.12
> Media Landscape Shifts With Putin's Return - MT 7.23.12
> Russians' Main Source Of News Still TV, Though Trust In Internet Growing — Poll - Interfax 8.2.12
> Putin: Libel Law Unlikely to Be Used in Politics Very Much - Interfax 7.31.12
> Russia Profile to Merge With RIA Novosti's English Service - RP 7.23.12
> Media Landscape Shifts With Putin's Return - MT 7.23.12
> Media bill controversy: A proposal to label media outlets 'foreign agents' has an unlikely critic ­ the Kremlin - MN 7.23.12
> One Russia MP Proposes Bill Branding Some Media Outlets 'Foreign Agents' - Interfax 7.18.12
> United Russia Has No Plans to Force "foreign Agent" Status on Mass Media - Interfax 7.16.12
> United Russia Wants to Extend 'Foreign Agent' Label to Media - MT 7.17.12
> Shutting down 'slanderers' - MN 7.17.12
> On a Personal Note [Free Speech Restrictions] - RP 7.13.12
> Soviet Nostalgia - RP 7.13.12
> Ruling Party Plans Applying 'Foreign Agents' Label to Media - MT 7.16.12
Internet Restriction Bill Flies Through Duma - MT 7.11.12
> Russian Media Is Free, But Professionalism Is Falling — Poll - Interfax 7.12.12
> Internet Should Be Free but Regulated — Medvedev - RIAN 7.11.12
> Freedom Fighters: Wikipedia Orchestrates a Pressure Campaign Against a Russian Law That Could Stifle Internet Freedom - RP 7.10.12
> Russian journalists: poor, venal... but (usually) honest - Mikhail Loginov/ opendemocracy.net 7.6.12
> Duma to Hear Internet Restriction Bill - MT 7.2.12
> Who are you? Come on! Goodbye! (Putin vs Zhirinovsky) - bne 6.26.12
> "Expert Magazine" Publishes First English Edition for Foreign Investors
> Internet Shows Signs of Challenging TV for Attention - MT 5.25.12
> Russian Internet Resource Overtakes Most Popular TV First Time - Interfax 5.25.12
> Blogger Alexei Navalny Intends to Help Party Development Using Electronic Democracy - Interfax 4.18.12
> Russia's Internet use surges - MN 4.18.12
> Medvedev's public TV raises questions - MN 4.18.12
> Viewers Like You: Public Television in Russia May End Up Satisfying No One - RP 4.18.12
> Russians' Confidence in State TV Slipping - MT 4.5.12
> Ekho Moskvy Journalist Calls Board Shakeup Political - MT 3.30.12
> Ministry of Culture to Assume Control Over Russia Media — Daily - Interfax 3.21.12
> Russia Orders Research Into Impact Of Political News On Young People - RIAN 3.21.12
> NTV Film Provokes Opposition Fury - MT 3.19.12
> Media Thaw's Staying Power Hotly Debated - MT 3.16.12
> More And More Russians Abandoning Newspapers, Doubting Their Independence — Poll - Interfax 2.29.12
> Russians See TV As Main Source Of Information On Election Campaign - Poll - RIAN 2.29.12
> Soft Censorship Widespread in Russia - OSCE - Interfax 2.22.12
> Russia's public TV details revealed - MN 2.20.12
> Gorbachev: "Free Press Is a Thorn in The Side of The Current Government" - Interfax 2.21.12
> Meeting in the Middle: Dmitry Medvedev Met With the Opposition, but Experts Question His True Intentions - RP 2.21.12
> Selective Muting: Despite Questions About Twitter's New Policy, Russian Twitter Users Will Not Be Censored Anytime Soon - RP 2.17.12
> Russian Opinion Poll Highlights Growing Popularity Of Social Networking Sites - Interfax 2.14.12
> Ekho Editor in Labor Inquiry, Host Hacked - MT 2.16.12
> Activists cry foul over new internet registration rules - MN 2.15.12
> A Muffled Echo? Opposition Leaders See the Hand of the Kremlin in Media Shake-Ups - RP 2.15.12
> Prosecutors Withdraw Request for Meeting With Ekho Moskvy Editor - MT 2.15.12
> Ekho Shake-Up Stirs Censorship Fears - MT 2.15.12
> Situation Around Ekho Moskvy Board Not New; Candidacies Approved - Source - Interfax 2.15.12
> Ekho Moskvy Chief Editor Convinced Putin Did Not Order Attack On Radio Station - Interfax 2.15.12
> WikiKremlin? Julian Assange's New TV Series Sparks Media Controversy - RP 1.26.12
> Reporters Without Borders Downgrade Russia Freedom Rating - RIAN 1.26.12
> New Media, Print and Electronic, Aid Moscow Demonstrations - Window on Eurasia - 1.3.12
> Russia Accuses U.S. of Seeking Role of Global Web Regulator - Interfax
> Patrushev Not Ruling Out "reasonable Regulation" of Russian Internet - Interfax
> 'I am Putin's propaganda'- Polina Bykhovskaya - opendemocracy.net
> Two Nations, One Vision: The Internet Is Poised to Overtake Television as the Key Information Supplier - RP

:: One Russia MP Proposes Bill Branding Some Media Outlets 'Foreign Agents' ~ A bill obliging Russian media outlets to declare if they are funded or receive grants from abroad has been submitted to the State Duma ...
:: [JOB OPENING: Editor (English)] Russia Beyond the Headlines job
International media project Russia Beyond the Headlines seeks a full-time native-English-speaking editor to edit texts for English-language website; work can be performed remotely ...
:: RIA Novosti threatens legal action over censorship allegations
A storm is brewing at state-owned agency RIA Novosti, after a former non-staff employee accused the agency of censorship ...
:: Elections Watchdog Claims Harassment
Golos told The Moscow Times that NTV reporters approached the group's activists three times between Friday and Monday with "provocative questions" about whether it is funded by the CIA ...
:: Electoral Mutiny in TV Ad Ban
Opposition campaign ads have been banned on state television by order of the head of the Central Elections Commission, who has no authority to do so ...

:: The Cyber War Zone: Ahead of the Duma Elections in December, Bloggers Target United Russia
Nowadays political discussion evolves mostly in social networks, and its participants agree that LiveJournal, which allows the posting of larger texts with photos and videos, is the best suited platform for it, while Twitter, Facebook and its Russian counterpart Vkontakte ­ designed for immediate exchange of shorter remarks ­ lag behind ... Nabi Abdullaev, Russia Profile; JRL 2011-210, Nov. 21, 2011

:: Russia Has Most Web Users in Europe
Russia now leads Europe in its number of Internet users, overtaking leading regional economies Germany and France, an encouraging milestone albeit largely seen as natural due to the country's size ... Irina Filatova, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-208, Nov. 17, 2011
:: Russians Storm Cyber Space: Ever More Russians Are Turning to the Internet to Satisfy Their Growing Hunger for Information
For the first time Russia has overtaken Germany as the market with the largest online audience in Europe, as ever more Russians access the Internet through mobile devices rather than desktop computers ... Tai Adelaja, Russia Profile; JRL 2011-207, Nov. 16, 2011
:: Russia Proposes Elaboration of Common Code of Internet Conduct - Shchyogolev
The minister objected to allegations that Russia is seeking larger state control over the Internet ... Interfax; JRL 2011-200, Nov. 4, 2011
:: Putin Awards Opposition Journalist
Putin never had much sympathy for opposition journalists before ... Alexander Bratersky, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-198, Nov. 2, 2011
:: Medvedev Does Not Rule Out Meeting With Bloggers
Medvedev could hold a meeting with the most active bloggers ... Interfax; JRL 2011-195, Oct. 28, 2011
:: The Russian state and surveillance technology
First in a series of investigations outlining how the Russian state is now monitoring its online public ... Andrei Soldatov, Irina Borogan, opendemocracy.net; JRL 2011-193, Oct. 26, 2011
:: As Russian Bloggers Gain Prominence, The Kremlin Takes Notice
A groundswell of online civic activism has crystallized in recent years with a new generation of bloggers ... Tom Balmforth, RFE/RL ; JRL 2011-184, Oct. 12, 2011
:: RIA Novosti launches Russia brand page on Facebook
Russian Information Agency Novosti is launching facebook pages in Russian and English ... RIA Novosti; JRL 2011-184, Oct. 12, 2011
:: Journalist's Plight Illustrates Local Authorities' Quest To Control News
The precipitous end of Zverkov's journalistic career is a microcosm of how the once-boisterous regional media was tamed across Russia's 83 provinces ... Tom Balmforth, RFE/RL; JRL 2011-183, Oct. 11, 2011
:: As Other Media Stagnate In Russia, Internet Changing Rules Of Engagement
Long an unplugged media monolith dominated by state-run television and a dearth of political compassion, Russia had evolved into a fast-growing Internet market where average people suddenly have options for getting information acting on it .. Daisy Sindelar, RFE/RL; JRL 2011-182, Oct. 10, 2011
:: Opposition TV advertising disappears from regions
St. Petersburg, Kursk region and Perm region are cenorsing the opposition from the state controlled TV airwaves just as elections draw near ... Tom Washington, Moscow News; JRL 2011-179, Oct. 5, 2011
:: Russian Union of Journalists to Expose Crimes Against Reporters
The Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) along with its foreign colleagues is opening a database about murders and persecutions of Russian journalists ... Interfax; JRL 2011-179, Oct. 5, 2011
:: Politics in Ads
Russia's national broadcasters increasingly resemble the Soviet-era central television station ... Alexei Korolyov, Russia Profile; JRL 2011-179, Oct. 5, 2011
:: Poll Shows Russians Divided On Need For Control Over Social Networks
Censorship supporters apparently believe that control by the state will help "protect both children and adults from unnecessary information ... ." Interfax ; JRL 2011-175, Sept. 29, 2011
:: TRANSCRIPT: Vladimir Putin meets with Russian writers attending the Russian Book Union's conference
"I know that there are many problems in your field and that you depend, one way or another, on the decisions taken at the government level. ..." premier.gov.ru; JRL 2011-175, Sept. 29, 2011
:: Internet Users Can Shape Predominant Information Trends - Medvedev
Everyone can quickly and independently join others based on their interests, without any mediators, Medvedev said ... Interfax; JRL 2011-163, Sept. 9, 2011
:: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Do Proposed Amendments to the Criminal Code Indicate that Freedom of Speech on the Internet Is Over?
A new bill to impose greater restrictions on Internet blogs and social networks spreading hate speech may be used to censor vocal opponents of the current regime before upcoming presidential and state parliamentary elections ... Pavel Koshkin, Russia Profile; JRL 2011-148, Aug. 17, 2011
:: Russian Researchers Publish New Data On Social Media Consumption
The active monthly audience for social networks in Russia, based on the second quarter of 2011, totalled 43.6 million users, according to research ... Interfax ; JRL 2011-140, Aug. 5, 2011
:: Curbing Extreme Freedoms: The Latest Move by the Russian Interior Minister to Control the Internet Has Sparked Fresh Fears of a Clampdown on the Country's Shaky Press Freedom
Fears of an imminent clampdown on press freedom ahead of Russia's national elections may yet prove justified ... Tai Adelaja, Russia Profile; JRL 2011-139, Aug. 4, 2011

:: Virtual Nationalism: Recent Cases Indicate that Social Networks Are a Catalyst for Spreading Nationalism in Russia
"... the spread of nationalism via the Internet is posing a growing threat to the integrity of the Russian society." ...
:: Russia's Rupert Murdoch
Russia's biggest media tycoon, Putin friend Yury Kovalchuk, is expanding his growing empire as the country's election season heats up ...

:: Medvedev ready to consider creation of independent television in Russia
"Medvedev said he is ready to consider the issue of creating independent television in Russia, independent from government and business, if appropriate ways of financing such projects are suggested ...
:: Unwritten loyalties: journalism in the Russian regions
Self-censorship was an important feature of Soviet life, and "unwritten rules" assert themselves today in the Russian regional press ...
:: Valdai Club launches new website
On July 5, the Valdai International Discussion Club unveiled the revamped valdaiclub.com website ...
:: Rights activists to give press conference on Magnitsky case at Interfax
A press conference on the prison death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky will be held at the Interfax central office Thursday, July 7 at 2:30 p.m.; for accreditation, call (499) 250-88-32; accreditation ends one hour prior to the beginning of the conference; admission by press cards ...
:: The Ethical Vacuum of Russia's Media Business — How trust is lost to cronies, bullies, and bosses.
Consider Russia's media sector as a model in the development of ethical business behavior ...
:: Russia Favors Internationalizing Internet Management - Putin Putin believes that internationalizing Internet management is becoming a key issue ...
:: Media Monopoly: Amendments to the Media Law May Complicate Foreign Broadcasting in Russia Media Monopoly The Russian State Duma and Federation Council have approved amendments to the law "On Mass Media," impacting television and radio channel licensing and giving websites legal status as mass media ...
:: Deep-Pocketed Owners Closing Media Outlets
A number of Moscow-based publications are closing after their owners have seemingly decided that they are no longer willing to cover losses ...
:: The many faces of Navalny
Some fear he is destined to be the next Khodorkovsky ...
:: Russian Rock Critic Targeted In Slander Suits
Troitsky says he doesn't know exactly who is behind the cases against him, but adds that punishing him provides an example to the public of the risk of opposing the Kremlin ...
:: Medvedev moves to limit media responsibility for reader comments
Medvedev has instructed the country's communications ministry to prepare proposals restricting the responsibility of online media outlets for reader comments ...
:: Axe-Grinding Retrospectives on NTV Takeover
NTV, once a veritable media Camelot, proved no match for the powerful Kremlin, with tragic results for Russian society ...
:: Older Generations Become More Active In Getting Online In Russia
Forecasting growth in internet use in Russia,the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications (Rospechat) said that the number of internet users by the end of 2014 would total 80m, or 71 per cent of the country's population older than 18 ...
:: Newspapers Retain Prominent Position Among Russian Media - Expert
About 70 per cent of the country's adult population read newspapers ...
:: State to Ensure 'balance,' No Total Control of Internet - Minister
The state must guarantee a balance between all Internet participants, Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Igor Schyogolev argued at a Russian forum on Internet control ...
:: Navalny Targeted in Fraud Inquiry
In addition to being seen as a warning to back off corruption allegations, the investigation raises new fears about a possible state crackdown on the Internet ahead of State Duma elections in December and the presidential vote next March ...
:: Russian Liberal Parties Come Out In Defence Of Well Known Blogger
The leader of the opposition Yabloko party, Sergey Mitrokhin, thinks that the criminal case launched against well-known Russian blogger and lawyer Aleksey Navalnyy is politically motivated ... :: Russian deputy governor calls charges against Navalny 'nonsense'
The Russian Investigative Committee has announced that it has reopened a 2009 case against Navalny, a move widely seen as a warning to the whistleblower ahead of the 2012 presidential elections ...
:: New E-Government Portal Starts
To date, more than 72 million Russians tried to use the web site, 752,583 registered and about 550,000 activated their accounts ...

:: New study: "Digital Kremlin": Power and the Internet in Russia
The Russian Internet, which has undergone considerable development in the last decade, remains subject to constant scrutiny from the Kremlin ... Infos Russie; JRL 2011-79, May 4, 2011
:: See-Through Make-Believe: President Dmitry Medvedev Is Using the Internet to Overturn Russia's Time-Honored Potemkin-Village Tradition
In a nationally televised comment, the Russian president criticized local leaders for erecting a "Potemkin village" ahead of his visit ... Tai Adelaja, Russia Profile; JRL 2011-76, April 28, 2011
:: 'Censored' poets invited to meet Putin
Last month the TV channel Dozhd pulled Yefremov's planned performance of Bykov's verse from it's "The Poet and the Citizen" show, fearing that it went beyond political satire and became a personal attack on Putin and Medvedev ... Andy Potts and Anna Arutunyan, Moscow News; JRL 2011-76, April 28, 2011
:: From Defiant to Dull in a Decade
A strong link can be drawn between the lack of private national television in Russia today and the country's increasing corruption, lawlessness and declining infrastructure .... Moscow Times; JRL 2011-74, April 26, 2011
:: Russian President Predicts Internet Will Soon Replace Ordinary TV
Medvedev has predicted that in the near future people will not watch television sets and will use the internet for this ... RIA-Novosti; JRL 2011-74, April 26, 2011
:: Watchdog Says Internet Freedom Is Declining
Russia ranked "partly free" on Internet freedom in a new report by a U.S. rights watchdog ... Natalya Krainova, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-70, April 20, 2011
:: Russian Rights Envoy Laments Lack Of Progress In Limiting State Media Control
Mikhail Fedotov, chairman of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, has once again called for the process of reducing state involvement in the media sector ... Interfax; JRL 2011-70, April 20, 2011
:: Putin rules out restrictions on the Internet
Putin tried to play down the prospect of China-style Internet censorship in Russia, just weeks after the FSB demanded access to net communication services like Gmail and Skype ... RIA Novosti; JRL 2011-70, April 20, 2011
:: Pulitzer Notes Foreign Media's Impact
The Pulitzer Prize committee has turned part of its focus on international media writing about scandals and corruption in Russia ... Nikolaus von Twickel, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-70, April 20, 2011
:: Ten Years Ago, Russia's Independent NTV, The Talk Of The Nation, Fell Silent
The popular and independent NTV television channel was swallowed up by the media holding company of the state-controlled Gazprom ... Robert Coalson, RFE/RL; JRL 2011-68, April 15, 2011
:: NTV Takeover Not Celebrated
NTV and other television channels were known in the 1990s for daring political coverage, but the media landscape changed drastically as most channels came under the direct or indirect control of the state ... Alexander Bratersky, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-68, April 15, 2011
:: Reporter Killings Give Way to Beatings, New Study Says
The trend in attacks on journalists changed in 2010, with murders giving place to savage beatings, the overall situation remaining dismal ... Alexandra Odynova, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-67, April 14, 2011
:: Media Confront Looming Privatization
President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered regional and municipal authorities to decide by July 1 which assets ­ media and otherwise ­ could be privatized ... Irina Filatova, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-67, April 14, 2011
:: Privatization Means Death Of Russian Media, Says Expert
Chairman of the Russian Public Chamber commission on mass media and freedom of speech Pavel Gusev says that Russian mass media are undergoing pressure on the part of authorities ... Interfax; JRL 2011-66, April 13, 2011
:: Russian Rights Envoy Wants Stricter Legal Protection For Journalists
Attacks on journalists, which became more frequent last year, provoked an active debate in society ... RIA-Novosti; JRL 2011-66, April 13, 2011
:: Skypomania
In effect, the FSB is saying Russians should not use internet services when the intelligence agency cannot trace the messages that travel through them (Skype, Gmail and Hotmail do not share encryption codes with the FSB) ... Moscow Times Editorial; JRL 2011-65, April 12, 2011
:: Russian media is instrument of state control - editor
Russia's media have been made into an instrument of state control, the editor of a leading daily newspaper said, also indicating that some 80% of the Russian media are state-financed ... RIA Novosti; JRL 2011-65, April 12, 2011
:: FSB Backs Away From Gmail Ban
The Federal Security Service called for a ban on Skype, Gmail and Hotmail as a major threat to national security but then backtracked ... Natalya Krainova, Alexander Bratersky, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-64, April 11, 2011
:: Russian Public Figures Oppose Ban On Skype, Gmail, Hotmail
There has been widespread reaction from Russian public figures to reports that the Russian authorities want to ban internet services such as Skype, Gmail and Hotmail ... Interfax; JRL 2011-64, April 11, 2011
:: Website of Russian opposition paper hit in massive web attack
The website of Russia's leading opposition newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, might be moved to a different host after being the target of a massive cyber attack ... RIA Novosti; JRL 2011-63, April 8, 2011
:: DDoSvidanie LiveJournal: Some Russian Bloggers Are Adamant That the Kremlin Is Testing Out Its Internet Hacking Arsenal Ahead of Election Season
As RuNet becomes an increasingly powerful tool for opposition politicians, the Kremlin could be eager to have hackers in its wings who can disable it ­ or so the theory goes ... Tom Balmforth, Russia Profile; JRL 2011-63, April 8, 2011
:: State Blamed in LiveJournal Attack
Russia's main platform for uncensored political discussion recovered Tuesday from a hacker attack of sufficient scale that bloggers said it could not have been staged without state resources ... Alexandra Odynova, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-61, April 6, 2011
:: LiveJournal lock-out sparks political row
Renewed cyber warfare on Monday put LiveJournal out of action ­ and that has alarmed opposition groups ... Tom Washington, Moscow News; JRL 2011-60, April 5, 2011
:: Can liberalism reinvent itself?
Moskovskiye Novosti, the sister newspaper of The Moscow News, is making a comeback ... Dmitry Babich, Moscow News; JRL 2011-58, April 1, 2011
:: Era Ends With Closure of BBC Radio Service
The BBC Russian Service, on air since 1946, will cease radio broadcasts because of drastic budget cuts by the British government.Yet the agency's Russian-language web site, featuring online broadcasts, will remain in operation ... Alexander Bratersky, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-55, March 25, 2011
:: Putin: Web Abusers to Have No Success in Russia
Putin referred derisively to those who would use the Internet for what he termed "destructive purposes," and promised that Russian society would be insulated from their impact ... Interfax; JRL 2011-41, March 7, 2011
:: U.S.-Russia Presidential Commission Launches Dialogue on 21st Century Media
The media dialogue will conclude with a press conference at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 4 ... U.S. State Department; JRL 2011-39, March 3, 2011
:: Police Win Right to Close Internet Sites
Russian law reportedly provides police the right to take down web sites without a court order ... Alexandra Odynova, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-37, March 1, 2011
:: Is Russia ripe for a Twitter revolution?
"But an increase in Internet dissent does not necessarily mean an Egypt-style revolution is on the horizon ..." Natasha Doff, RIA Novosti; JRL 2011-29, Feb. 17, 2011
:: Parfyonov, bathtubs and propaganda
If you were trying to sum up most Russian state-run TV, a mix of propaganda and pure entertainment wouldn't be too far off ... Vladimir Kozlov, Moscow News; JRL 2011-36, Feb. 28, 2011
:: RussiaProfile.Org Goes Multimedia
RussiaProfile.Org, RIA Novosti's English-language publication about Russian current affairs, has launched a newly redesigned multimedia Web site ... From Andrei Zolotov; JRL 2011-29, Feb. 17, 2011
:: Harding's Chilling Effect
Other likely explanations for Harding's expulsion are his Dec. 1 article, referencing WikiLeaks, that Vladimir Putin likely knew about plans to assassinate Alexander Litvinenko, and a 2007 article about allegations that Putin's net worth might exceed $40 billion ... Moscow Times Editorial; JRL 2011-24, Feb. 10, 2011
:: Ministry Maintains Journalist Can Return
Lavrov hinted that Harding was punished for repeatedly visiting the North Caucasus without informing the Interior Ministry ... Nikolaus von Twickel, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-24, Feb. 10, 2011
:: Guardian journalist had problems with past visits to Russia - Lavrov
Harding had fallen foul of the Russian authorities on a number of occasions, filing articles claiming Vladimir Putin has a $40 billion offshore account and reporting on U.S. diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks ... RIA Novosti; JRL 2011-24, Feb. 10, 2011
:: Russian Security Services Barred U.K. Reporter, Kommersant Says
Russia's security services barred Luke Harding, the Guardian's Moscow correspondent since 2007, from returning to Russia, Kommersant reported, citing unidentified officials in the presidential administration and the Foreign Ministry ... Lyubov Pronina, Henry Meyer, Bloomberg; JRL 2011-23, Feb. 9, 2011
:: Russia Is Closed: The Decision to Bar Luke Harding May Not Have Had the Blessing of the Kremlin or Foreign Ministry, but It May Still Harm Ties With the UK
Observers say the motivation for his apparent expulsion could have been Harding's overtly critical Russia reporting ... Tom Balmforth, Russia Profile; JRL 2011-23, Feb. 9, 2011
:: Russia Expels U.K. Guardian Reporter Who Wrote About Corruption
A British journalist who reported that leaked U.S. diplomatic cables described Russia as a "virtual mafia state" has been expelled from the country ... Jason Corcoran, Henry Meyer, Bloomberg; JRL 2011-22, Feb. 8, 2011
:: Russia's rights council offers to help expelled Guardian journalist
A source in a Russian law enforcement agency said Harding was blacklisted as a person whose presence in the country was "undesirable."
RIA Novosti; JRL 2011-22, Feb. 8, 2011
:: Moscow News You Can't Trust
"What we have here is just a case of sloppy as well as biased journalism, a tendency to repeat nonsense spouted by vested interests instead of doing some honest research ..." Sergei Roy; JRL 2011-20, Feb. 4, 2011
:: Russian Journalist Wins Lawsuit Against Authorities
A Moscow-based independent weekly with subsidiaries in various Russian cities, "Novaya Gazeta" has seen several of its journalists harassed or killed in recent years ... RFE/RL; JRL 2011-19, Feb. 3, 2011
:: News you can trust
"In a ritual that we are now sadly getting used to, Russia's main TV channels held back from reporting the breaking news of Monday's terrorist attack at Domodedovo Airport ..." Tim Wall, Moscow News; JRL 2011-17, Jan. 28, 2011
:: Russia's Own WikiLeaks Takes Off
A new web site striving to become Russia's answer to WikiLeaks became an online hit this week with the publication of photographs of a luxury mansion linked to Vladimir Putin ... Olga Razumovskaya, Moscow Times; JRL 2011-15; Jan. 21, 2011
:: Poll shows third of Russians link journalist attacks to people they write about
The poll showed that, among the incidents of attacks on journalists, the murder of Anna Politkovskaya (57 per cent) and the beating of Oleg Kashin at the end of last year (50 per cent) drew the widest response ... Interfax; JRL 2011-10; Jan. 14, 2011
Russian president notes media's special role in developing state, democracy
Dmitri Medvedev sent congratulations to those working in the Russian press on their professional day, Russian Press Day ... Interfax; JRL 2011-10; Jan. 14, 2011
:: Media Situation in Russia Still Bleak - Organization
The Glasnost Defense Foundation said 12 journalists were killed in 2010. Nine were killed in 2009, five in 2008, eight in 2007 and nine in 2006. Fifty-eight journalists were victims of violent assaults ... Interfax; JRL 2011-9, Jan. 13, 2011
:: The Russian Use of Internet: A Virtual Discourse Shapes Reality
If there is one factor to be singled out which influenced Russia in 2010, it is undoubtedly the role of the Internet in social and political life ... Elena Chinyaeva, Eurasia Daily Monitor; JRL 2011-8; Jan. 12, 2011

Media, Internet- JRL Excerpts 2008-10
:: Facebook Targets Russia With Aim to Be More Than Social Network
Julia Ioffe, Bloomberg; JRL #2010-238, Dec. 30, 2010
:: Third of all Russians now use internet
RIA-Novosti; JRL #2010-234, Dec. 22, 2010
:: 'TV Party' Losing Out to 'Internet Party' in Russia, Moscow Paper Says
Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia; JRL #2010-234, Dec. 22, 2010
:: Russian Internet providers may avoid responsibility for sketchy content
RIA Novosti; JRL #2010-227, Dec. 7, 2010
:: Medvedev's Push to Privatize Regional Media Seen as Risky and Already Generating Resistance
Paul Goble, Window on Eurasia; JRL #2010-226, Dec. 6, 2010
:: Critical Speech Raises Media Hopes
Alexander Bratersky, Moscow Times; JRL #2010-221, Nov. 29, 2010
:: Russian journalists split on new law on harsher punishments
Interfax; JRL #2010-221, Nov. 29, 2010
:: Duma Gets Bill on Penalties for Attacking Journalists
Natalya Krainova, Moscow Times; JRL #2010-221, Nov. 29, 2010
:: Kremlin opens new Twitter blog for President Medvedev
RIA Novosti; JRL #2010-221, Nov. 29, 2010
:: "I'm no hero, but it's time to call a spade a spade" ­ Parfyonov
Leonid Parfyonov, opendemocracy.net; JRL #2010-220, Nov. 28, 2010
:: Russian TV officials accept criticism, say journalist entitled to his opinion
RIA Novosti; JRL #2010-220, Nov. 28, 2010
:: Medvedev Plays 'Good Tsar' Online
Alexander Bratersky, Moscow Times; JRL #2010-219, Nov. 23, 2010
:: Wired: The Kremlin's hands-on e-gov approach
Nikolai Troitsky, RIA Novosti; JRL #2010-219, Nov. 23, 2010
:: Attacked Russian Journalist Blames Forest Dispute
Albina Kovalyova, Voice of America; JRL 2010-219, Nov. 23, 2010
:: WikiLeaks to release secret Russia, China logs - paper
RIA Novosti; JRL 2010-201; Oct. 26, 2010
:: Award-Winning Russian Reporter Urges Journalists To 'Stand Together'
RFE/RL; JRL 2010-201; Oct. 26, 2010
:: The Moscow News" turns 80 today
Tim Wall; JRL 2010-185; Oct. 4, 2010
:: From Russia with attitude
By Anna Arutunyan, from The Moscow News; JRL #2009-234, Dec. 23, 2009.
:: Russia: Popular Blogger Would Be Glad If Russian Authorities Restrict Internet: Popular Russian blogger and activist Roman Dobrokhotov talks to GVO about the Internet and online activism in the country.
By Gregory Asmolov, from Global Voices; JRL #2009-232, Dec. 21, 2009.
:: Russian media outlets launch new multimedia project
From Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL #2009-232, Dec. 21, 2009.
:: RIA Novosti, Ekho Moskvy, Izvestia launch new history project
From Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL #2009-231, Dec. 18, 2009.
:: Pundit names Russian regions most dangerous for journalists
From Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL #2009-229, Dec. 16, 2009.
:: Notes from the Forum of European and Asian Media
From Nicolai Petro; JRL #2009-227, Dec. 14, 2009.
:: Rossia.rf becomes first Cyrillic domain
From Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL #2009-217, Nov. 24, 2009.
:: Yandex to Close List That Annoyed State
By Alexandra Odynova, from The Moscow Times; JRL #2009-205, Nov. 10, 2009.
:: Database of translations from Russian
From Robert Chandler; JRL #2009-196, Oct. 26, 2009.
:: Using Twitter to Take Spin to the Next Level
By Natalya Krainova, from The Moscow Times; JRL #2009-195, Oct. 23, 2009.
:: A False Alarm? National Media Group Denies Plans to Outsource its News Production
By Roland Oliphant, from Russia Profile; JRL #2009-195, Oct. 23, 2009.
:: Russian launches Internet portal to fight 'falsification of history' - agency
From Interfax; JRL #2009-195, Oct. 23, 2009.
:: Russian Public Chamber concerned about possible internet censorship
From Interfax; JRL #2009-191, Oct. 16, 2009.
:: Russian speaker calls for 'very responsible, very selective' Internet censorship
From Interfax; JRL #2009-182, Oct. 1, 2009.
:: Internet users in Russia most often read news - study
From Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL #2009-176, Sept. 23, 2009.
:: Re: Marxist teachers
From Lena Corner; JRL 2009-175, Sept. 22, 2009.
:: Putin TV --Russia's New Reality
By Matviy Hanapolsky, from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; JRL #2009-159, Aug. 27, 2009.
:: Changes made to Russian president's official website
From Interfax; JRL 2009-162, Sept. 1, 2009.
:: Putin TV --Russia's New Reality
By Matviy Hanapolsky, from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; JRL #2009-159, Aug. 27, 2009.
:: Russian Communists protest against 'one-party monopoly' on TV
From Interfax; JRL 2009-159, Aug. 21, 2009.
:: Winnie the Pooh Debuts on Extremism List
By Nabi Abdullaev, from The Moscow Times; JRL #2009-155, Aug. 21, 2009.
:: No extremist websites left in Russia - expert
From Interfax; JRL #2009-141, July 28, 2009.
:: Russian State Duma deputies intend to involve themselves with journalists' investigations
From Interfax; JRL #2009-120, June 30, 2009
:: The Propaganda Machine
By Robert Coalson, from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; JRL #2009-107, June 9, 2009.
:: Russia roundtable on Dan Rather Reports
From Jesse Sunenblick; JRL #2009-102, June 2, 2009.
:: Law on equal news coverage of political parties may be amended - Medvedev
From Interfax; JRL #2009-99, May 28, 2009.
:: REPORT-- Debating Russian Coverage of the Financial Crisis
From RFERL_Communications; JRL #2009-83, May 4, 2009.
:: Facing up to an unpredictable past
By Tim Wall, from The Moscow News; JRL #2009-76, April 23, 2009.
:: Rethinking U.S. Policy toward Russia project
From Robert Legvold; JRL #2009-76, April 23, 2009.
:: Raucous Bloggers Needle Medvedev on New Site
By Nabi Abdullaev, from The Moscow Times; JRL #2009-76, April 23, 2009.
:: Medvedev Opens LiveJournal Blog
By Anna Malpas, from The Moscow Times; JRL #2009-75, April 22, 2009.
:: Dmitry Medvedev's blog is now open for comments from LiveJournal users.
Kremlin news release; JRL #2009-75, April 22, 2009.
:: [Medvedev Address] On Internet Development in Russia
Kremlin transcript; JRL #2009-75, April 22, 2009.
:: Medvedev to speak on Internet development through Live Journal
From Interfax; JRL #2009-74, April 21, 2009.
:: Under Economic Pressure, America’s Russian Newspaper Reinvents Itself
By Nikola Krastev, from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; JRL #2009-73, April 20, 2009.
:: A brief encounter with Vladimir Putin
By Anna Arutunyan, from The Moscow News; JRL #2009-41, Feb. 27, 2009.
:: [Medvedev] Opening Remarks at a Meeting of the Presidential Council for the Development of the Information Society in Russia
Kremlin transcript; JRL #2009-32, Feb. 16, 2009.
:: Medvedev: Russia far behind industrialized states as information society
From Interfax; JRL #2009-31, Feb. 13, 2009.
:: Head of Russian journalists' union criticizes authorities' attitude to media
From Interfax; JRL #2009-25, Feb. 5, 2009.
:: Medvedev Not Tsar Of Internet Just Yet
From The Moscow Times; JRL #2009-28, Feb. 10, 2009.
:: The School of Russian and Asian Studies Newsletter
From Joshua Wilson; JRL #2009-25, Feb. 5, 2009.
:: Ignored in Translation: The Russian Media Increasingly Turns a Blind Eye to Major World Events
By Shaun Walker, from Russia Profile; JRL #2009-24, Feb. 4, 2009.
:: www.russiaotherpointsofview.com
From Sharon Tennison; JRL #2008-219, Dec. 4, 2008.
:: Cuts to BBC Russian Service
From Robert Chandler; JRL #2008-213, Nov. 20, 2008.
:: The BBC at Dusk
By Roland Oliphant, from Russia Profile; JRL #2008-211, Nov. 18, 2008.
:: Russian monitoring body concerned over violations of journalists' rights
From Interfax; JRL #2008-210, Nov. 17, 2008.
:: Reporters Without Borders ranks Russia 141st for media freedom
From Russian (government) Information Agency Novosti; JRL #2008-192, Oct. 22, 2008.
:: NewsLab Russia: An Important New Resource for Students and Scholars of Postcommunist Russia
From Scott Gehlbach; JRL #2008-186, Oct. 13, 2008.
:: A rebuttal to Gordon M. Hahn, Ph.D. [re: Anna Politkovskaya, murders of journalists, Russo-Georgian War]
From Pavel Felgenhauer; JRL #2008-184, Oct. 9, 2008.
:: Economic Crisis Will Not Be Televised
By Anna Smolchenko, from The Moscow Times; JRL #2008-184, Oct. 9, 2008.
:: Russia Online: Mapping the Russian-Language Blogosphere and Participatory Internet
[event in New York City Friday Oct. 17; RSVPs requested]

From Karina Alexanyan Fitch; JRL #2008-183, Oct. 8, 2008.
:: Medvedev Rides Video Into the Blogosphere
By Francesca Mereu, from The Moscow Times; JRL #2008-183, Oct. 8, 2008.

:: 2005-07 Russia, Media, Internet excerpts click here

- Back to the Top -


Keywords: Russia, Jobs, Opportunities, Fellowships

Bookmark and Share - Back to the Top -        


Bookmark and Share

- Back to the Top -        

  Follow Johnson's Russia List on Twitter Tweet