Russian influence on news media in Belarus

Szostek, J. (2015) Russian influence on news media in Belarus. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 48(2-3), pp. 123-135. (doi: 10.1016/j.postcomstud.2015.06.007)

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This article investigates Russian media influence in Belarus during the second half of 2010, when an “information war” broke out between Moscow and Minsk. Samples of news content are analysed to reveal the varying portrayals of Russia generated by leading broadcasters and publishers; interviews with media professionals shed light on the forces which shaped the news. The article considers the outcomes of the information war and argues that the impact of Russian news exports lay more in their capacity to provoke than their capacity to “elicit attraction” as envisaged by the literature on soft power.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Szostek, Dr Joanna
Authors: Szostek, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Communist and Post-Communist Studies
ISSN (Online):1873-6920
Published Online:07 July 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Regents of the University of California
First Published:First published in Communist and Post-Communist Studies 48(2-3):123-135
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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