Dashkova Centre

The Russian-Speaking International Media Today: Challenges and Dilemmas

Today, the Russian-speaking international media operate in a very complicated and sometimes confusing space. They have to withstand political pressures, avoid legal pitfalls, and adjust to financial constraints, other numerous challenges notwithstanding.

Users’ attention is shrinking. Social media want their own say on how stories should be told. New technologies disrupt traditional journalistic methods.

Despite all these challenges, Russian-speaking transnational media are very much alive. The road ahead may be not without potholes but is still very exciting. The debate is how are we going to navigate it?

The lecture is a keynote presentation of the ‘Transnational and Diasporic Russophone Media in the UK and Beyond’ international workshop. 

The event is free, but registration is required. Please book your ticket via EventBrite: 

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Celebrating 100 years of Russian lecturing at Edinburgh

Logo for Russian Centenary

This event is one of a series taking place in 2019 to celebrate the centenary of Hugh G. Brennan’s first lecture on a graduating course in Russian at the University of Edinburgh. We are proud to be the oldest Russian department in Scotland, with non-graduating lectures starting in 1916, and our undergraduate degree course introduced in 1949. Today, we offer a range of undergraduate degrees, an MSc by Research, and a PhD in Russian Studies, as well as teaching in interdisciplinary masters programmes. The University also hosts the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, an internationally recognised research and public engagement centre which runs a series of academic and cultural events, including conferences, lectures, film festivals, and events with Russian award-winning writers. 


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Famil Ismailov

The Russian-Speaking International Media Today: Challenges and Dilemmas

Join us for a special lecture by guest speaker Famil Ismailov, News Editor at BBC Russian Service.

Project room (1.06)
50 George Square