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Broadcasting Against the Grain: The Contradictory Roles of RT in a Global Media Age
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7943-3076
Department of Media Studies (IMS), Stockholm University.
2019 (English)In: Transnational Media: Concepts and Cases / [ed] Kern-Stone, Rebecca & Mishra, Suman, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019, p. 207-213Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

RT (formerly Russia Today) is a transnational television news broadcaster launched in 2005 by the Russian government. It is one of the most controversial global news actors, often associated with misinformation, propaganda and fake news. In this capacity, the channel can also be seen as an instance of an increasingly pluralized global information space where traditional legacy media meet competition by alternative news outlets. This chapter takes a broad grip on RT and delves into its roles and objectives as it has been addressed by media scholars, NGOs, other news media institutions and not least RT itself. We begin by discussing RT’s activities and competitors on the global news market, after which we discuss these activities from the perspectives of soft power, public diplomacy, propaganda and nation branding. The chapter ends with concluding remarks and suggestions for future research in this area.

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Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019. p. 207-213
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Media Studies
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Baltic and East European studies; Critical and Cultural Theory
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37971Local ID: 2015/3.1.1/1417ISBN: 978-1-119-39459-4 (print)ISBN: 978-1-119-39457-0 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-37971DiVA, id: diva2:1302960
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Propaganda and management of information in the Ukraine-Russia conflict: From nation branding to information war, The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
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The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 56/2015Available from: 2019-04-08 Created: 2019-04-08 Last updated: 2020-02-24Bibliographically approved

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