Tag: Russian censorship

Censorship and Self-Censorship Restricting Russian Media Coverage of Religious Issues

October 22, 2015

Staunton, October 21 – Russian government censorship and self-censorship by editors and writers fearful of running afoul of officials are seriously restricting the coverage of religious issues and especially those involving conflicts between Russian Orthodox and others, groups not traditionally found in Russian society, and Muslims. Those are some of the conclusions that were offered […]

Putin Now Seeking to Intimidate Journalists into Not Covering His Opponents

June 29, 2015

Staunton, June 26 – In the age of the Internet, it isn’t enough for an authoritarian ruler to control what appears in newspapers and on television. If he really wants to isolate his opponents, he must try to intimidate journalists into not covering those the leader doesn’t like lest they post their reports online and […]

Ten Films Moscow Won’t Let Russians See – and Why Russians Will as a Result

April 17, 2015

Staunton, April 13 — Moscow’s decision to ban the film Child 44 for its supposedly anti-Russian treatment of World War II is only one of the decisions the Russian authorities have made to restrict the right of Russians to view what they want. But these prohibitions are going to blow up in Moscow’s face: bans […]

Russia May Soon Have ‘More Blocked Websites than Working Ones,’ Legal Expert Says

April 11, 2015

Staunton, April 10 -It is a measure of how Moscow has tightened the screws on the media that Russia will “soon become a country in which there will be more blocked websites than working ones,” according to Svetlana Kuzevanova, a legal specialist at the Voronezh Center for the Defense of Media Rights. In an interview […]

New Dictators like Putin Use Media More than Repression Even in Difficult Times, Guriyev and Treisman Says

March 26, 2015

Staunton, March 26 – In Vedomosti today, two scholars based in Paris and Los Angeles say that the new crop of dictators in the world today get by with a minimum use of force even at times of “moderate economic difficulties” and prefer to maintain their power by “an intensification of censorship and propaganda. Russia’s […]

Russia Update: Facebook Blocks Navalny Supporters’ Page, Encounters ‘Streisand Effect’ as News Spreads

December 20, 2014

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here, and see also our Russia This Week story The Kremlin’s Policy-Making on Ukraine is ‘A Mess’ and special features ‘Managed Spring’: How Moscow Parted Easily with […]

Russia This Week: The Guild War – How Should Journalists Treat Russian State Propagandists?

December 19, 2014

In Russia This Week, you will find links to all the stories of Russia Update in the last week and to special features, plus an article following up on the news and trending topics below. This Week’s Stories in Russia Update: – Russian Magazine Prices Go Up – Russian Grain Exporters Halting Purchases; Grain Remains […]