Self-censorship narrated: journalism in Central and Eastern Europe

Olga Zeveleva, Elisabeth Schimpfössl, Ilya Yablokov, Taras Fedirko, Peter Bajomi-Lazar

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Bringing together empirical studies of former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, this Special Issue explores the relationship between censorship and self-censorship. All the cases under consideration share a history of state-led censorship. Importantly, however, the authors argue that journalism in the former Eastern bloc has developed features similar to those observed in many countries which have never experienced state socialism. This introduction presents the theoretical framework and the historical backgound that provide the backdrop for this Special Issue's contributions, all of which take a journalist-focused angle.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0267323119897801
JournalEuropean Journal of Communication
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Censorship
  • Crimea
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
  • self-censorship

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