Media Pluralism in Russia: In Need of Policy Making

  • Elena Vartanova
Part of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business book series (GMPB)


In the context of post-Soviet transformations and the digital revolution in Russia, many voices emerged to argue that the outcome of these developments would logically be media diversity. Although laws on press freedom and market economy were adopted, the reality proved to be rather complicated and controversial. Media in Russia have changed enormously, but no specific policy provisions or public mechanisms to introduce media pluralism and diversity have been introduced so far. Moreover, theoretical debates on these issues have been uncommon and they did not attract the particular attention of researchers or policy-makers.


Mass Medium Media Diversity Mass Communication Civil Society Activist Cultural Policy 
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