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Russian Media Group Scandal
The founder of the Federation Fund Vladimir Kiselev urged the Russian singers to give way to young people.
Who Is Going To Buy Vedomosti Newspaper?
The businessmen close to the Russian President Vladimir Putin are going to buy the Vedomosti newspaper, as Bloomberg reports referring to the three informed sources. The head of state has lately signed the law limiting the participation of foreign capital in the Russian mass media. It can be used so that the shares of the American News Corp. (the publisher of The Wall Street Journal), the British FT Group (the publisher of The Financial Times) and the Finnish Sanoma in Vedomosti were acquired by the holding of Gazprom-Media led by Mikhail Lesin, or by companies associated with Yurii Kovalchuk.
Buzz Barometer: Foreign Media Ownership Law Under Fire
Russia-IC brings you press clippings on the new law fast-tracked by the Russian parliament that it says is needed to counter an information war waged against Russia. Bulwarks of press freedom now face closure, restructuring or sell-off to Russian owners.
New Prohibition or Foreign Ownership in the Russian Media
The bill limiting the participation of foreigners in the Russian mass media will be adopted quickly and unaltered, as several deputies say.
Key Opposition Paper Lost Sponsor
Novaya Gazeta says it can survive without Lebedev's money while the banker is facing pressure from the Russian law enforcement agency.
Russian Media Abroad: Mission or Business?
The 10th World Congress of the Russian Press takes place in Moscow June 10-13. Publishers and journalists from around the world from Latvia to New Zealand - have gathered to discuss professional matters and development of a united international Russian-speaking space.


Amnesty International Reports of Increased Policing of Russian Media
An international human rights organization Amnesty International has published an annual report about the respect for human rights in different countries, which says Russian media is even less free and independent than a year ago.
CNN to Return to Russian Television Networks
Popular US-based TV channel CNN plans to resume its broadcasting in Russia as soon as possible, a representative from of Turner Broadcasting System International (TBSI) company, told the press on Monday.
Prosecutor Demands Life Sentence for Politkovskaya's Killer
The state prosecutor in the high-profile case of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya has requested the Moscow City Court sentence her convicted killer, Rustam Makhmudov, to life in prison.
Russian Journalist Banned from Working Over Blackmail Charges
Aksana Panova, the former editor-in-chief of a popular independent news website in Russias Urals region was sentenced to a two-year court ban on professional activity on charges of libel and blackmail.
Anti-Putin Video Illegally Broadcasted on Russian Local TV
An ordinary news block on the Chelyabinsk local TV-channel was suddenly interrupted by an opposition video with a sharp criticism of the current Russian President.
TV is Still Main Source of Information for Russians
Television is the main source of news for Russians, although they are less inclined to trust it than in 2009, the Levada Center independent pollster reveals.
Public TV Channel Starts Its Work in Russia
Russias Public Television started broadcasting on May 19, offering TV viewers newscasts, films, entertainment and cognitive programs for free and without any commercials.
Russia Is Still Dangerous for Journalists
Russia took ninth place in an annual rating of most dangerous countries for jornalists, according to the International Committee to Protect Journalists.
Media Swearing Bill Signed into Law
On Monday Russian president signed a law making the use of obscene language by media outlets punishable by fines.
First Lesbian Glossy Magazine Issued in Russia
The pilot issue of a glossy magazine for lesbians has gone on sale in Russia this month, against the background of anti-gay laws and social attitude.
Foreign Policy Surprised by Russian Media Response
Foreign Policy says the Russian media has got it all wrong - it has not issued any 'most powerful lists'.
Journalism Is Dangerous to Life in Russia
According to the recent report, a total of 341 journalists were killed or reported missing in Russia over the 20 years.
Russian Politician Proposes to Jail Journalists for Violence on TV
A Fair Russia fraction MP has proposed a bill that is expected to decrease negative content on Russian TV and to protect people from harmful information.
No More MTV in Russia
Profmedia holding company has taken a decision to shut down one of the most popular TV channels in the country Russian MTV - in order to replace it with another entartainment channel.
Duma Warns Russian Media Against Apocalypse Hype
A group of Russian deputies have urged national TV networks to show restraint in broadcasting material about "the forthcoming end of the world."

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