Russian Media Lab (Sananvapaus ja kriittinen journalismi Venäjällä)

Project Details


Russian Media Lab is a multidisciplinary research project focusing on Russian media and freedom of expression. Professor Markku Kangaspuro and his research team will examine the execution of state control mechanisms, censorship, and the remaining free spaces of independent reporting. The project envisions to deepen the Russian expertise of Finnish journalists through facilitating interaction between Finnish media, researchers, and students. The Russian Media Lab project (2016-2018) is coordinated by Aleksanteri Institute and funded by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation.
Effective start/end date01/01/201631/12/2018

Fields of Science

  • 518 Media and communications
  • 5141 Sociology

Research Output

  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Anthology or special issue
  • 1 Conference contribution

Formation of media policy in Russia: The case of the Iarovaia law

Lehtisaari, K., 2019, Freedom of Expression in Russia's New Mediasphere. Wijermars, M. & Lehtisaari, K. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 57-73 17 p. 3. (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Freedom of Expression in Russia's New Mediasphere

Wijermars, M. (ed.) & Lehtisaari, K. M. (ed.), 2019, Abingdon: Routledge. 280 p. (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Introduction: the Russian media system at a crossroads

Lehtisaari, K. M. & Miazhevich, G., 28 Jan 2019, In : Russian Journal of Communication . 11, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access


Russian Journal of Communication (Journal)

Katja Lehtisaari (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of special theme number

Chair of Russian Media Lab panel III: Media, Market and the Digital Economy. 18th Aleksanteri Conference

Katja Lehtisaari (Speaker: Chair)
25 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Interview for Kauppalehti on Russian media system

Katja Lehtisaari


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media