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Title: Why Do Russians Support Censorship of the Media?
Authors: Pietiläinen, J.
Strovsky, D.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Citation: Pietiläinen J. Why Do Russians Support Censorship of the Media? / J. Pietiläinen, D. Strovsky // Russian Journal of Communication. — 2010. — Vol. 3. — Iss. 1-2. — P. 53-71.
Abstract: This article analyses support for censorship in Russia as part of the democratization process. Censorship has been an important part of Russian history and it was strengthened during the Soviet era. After the collapse of the Soviet system formal censorship was banned even though the reality has been different. Therefore it is not strange that many Russians would like to limit the freedom of the media and to censor certain topics. The views of Russians on censorship have been studied on the basis of a survey carried out in 2007. According to the results, three different dimensions of censorship were found. These dimensions include moral censorship, political censorship, and censorship of religious materials. Support for these dimensions varies on the basis of socio-demographic characteristics and media use. The article concludes that many Russians reject new phenomena, while support for the censorship of political criticism is not as high, but political censorship seems to enjoy more support among elites than among the common people. © 2010 Taylor and Francis Inc.
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85009263731
ISSN: 1940-9419
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