Conflict with Russia in the New Information Environment: Shaping Policy Analysis, Broadcaster Practices and Public Understanding

Impact: Awareness and understanding, Policy, Society and culture


A decade of AHRC-funded research at The University of Manchester (UoM) has addressed the changing role of state-aligned Russian media outlets in the global communications environment. The research has impacted on UK and European policy analysis and public understandings of Russia’s disruptive interventions in this environment. The findings: (a) informed policy approaches to Russian ‘disinformation campaigns’; (b) gave NGOs and the broader public a deeper appreciation of Russia’s complex media culture; (c) helped reshape prevailing understandings among international media professionals of Russian journalists as passive servants of a unified state; and (d) recommended to these stakeholders alternative, evidence-based responses.
Impact date20142020
Category of impactAwareness and understanding, Policy, Society and culture