Recent podcast on Russia’s 2018 presidential elections, political opposition and protests

LSE IGA organised a public panel on "Politics and Political Opposition in Russia," with participation by Vladimir Kara-Murza, Professor Richard Sakwa, Professor Tomila Lankina and Vladimir Ashurkov, chaired by LSE IGA Visiting Fellow, Oksana Antonenko. It was followed by the screening of Vladimir Kara-Murza's documentary film, "Nemtsov." Listen to podcast here.

New research paper on Russian media’s coverage of protests in Ukraine

A research paper by Lankina and Watanabe on the Russian media's coverage of protests in Ukraine, 'Russian Spring’ or ‘Spring Betrayal’? The Media as a Mirror of Putin’s Evolving Strategy in Ukraine, has been published in Europe-Asia Studies. A limited number of free copies are available. We analyse Russian state media’s framing of the Euromaidan …

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Recent presentations and podcasts on Russia’s media strategies

Podcast on Russia's 2018 presidential elections, political opposition and protest, 30 November 2017. LSE IGA organised a public panel on "Politics and Political Opposition in Russia," with participation by Vladimir Kara-Murza, Professor Richard Sakwa, Professor Tomila Lankina and Vladimir Ashurkov, chaired by LSE IGA Visiting Fellow, Oksana Antonenko. It was followed by the screening of Vladimir …

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BBC Radio 4 documentary: Long Road to Change (with T. Lankina interview)

This is an excellent recent documentary on the resurgence of mass activism globally, on the challenges that protesters face, and on strategies that they employ to overcome those challenges.  Description from the BBC website: “In an age when technology has made organising protest movements easier than ever before, journalist Zoe Williams asks why we aren't seeing …

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Working paper on latent semantic scaling

The detail of our automated content analysis technique called latent semantic scaling (LSS) is now available in Kohei Watanabe's working paper titled Big Media Analysis: Application of Vector Space Models to Document Scaling. Computerized analysis of media content is often challenging because diverse topics in news stories cause high data sparseness. Although supervised machine learning …

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New paper on geographical news classification technique

Kohei Watanabe's research paper title Newsmap: A semi-supervised approach to geographical news classification appeared in Digital Journalism. It explains how we selected news stories only about Ukraine or Russia from a large corpus in the projects. This paper presents the results of an evaluation of three different types of geographical news classification methods: (1) simple …

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New paper on Russia’s international propaganda during the Ukraine crisis

Kohei Watanabe's paper on Russia's international propaganda during the Ukraine crisis, The spread of the Kremlin’s narratives by a western news agency during the Ukraine crisis, is published in the Journal of International Communication. The description of the Ukraine crisis as an ‘information war’ in recently published studies seems to suggest a belief that the …

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