Geopolitics: Can the internet offer Russian citizens a lifeline to democracy?
Television in Russia once allowed a degree of free speech. That was gagged - but now the internet is proving to be the political force which could provide a voice for the everyday citizen, protester, activist, and even offer hope to the future of Russian democracy, writes GIS expert, Professor Stefan Hedlund in this briefing.
IN the 1990s, Russian television was dynamic. It was heavily controlled by various business interests, but it was diverse.
Different points of view could be expressed, as could severe criticism against the Kremlin on matters such as the war in Chechnya.
Under the first two terms of Vladimir Putin’s...
- Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
- Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possibe effects of current decisions.