Informing Government Policy and Public Debate on European Media

Impact: Political impacts, Societal impacts, Cultural impacts


The impact is based on research challenging conventional approaches to state-media relations in multicultural societies, with particular reference to Russia. The body of research has (a) informed the work of policy makers and NGOs by providing them with a more nuanced view of media-state relations in Russia, and of their implications for international affairs, including the rise of new cold war tensions; (b) made these groups aware of the importance of inter-ethnic and interfaith tensions to Russian media practices, and of parallels with media practices elsewhere; (c) contributed to the enhancement of public comprehension of the complexities of the Russian media environment.
Impact date2014
Category of impactPolitical impacts, Societal impacts, Cultural impacts
Impact levelBenefit