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From Glasnost to the Internet: Russia's New Infosphere
     

From Glasnost to the Internet: Russia's New Infosphere

by Frank Ellis
 

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The Soviet collapse of 1991 - the Great August liberation - demonstrated the total exhaustion of Marxist-Leninist agitation and propaganda. It was no longer possible to live on slogans. The failure of Soviet agitprop is also the failure of Soviet censorship the latter being a unique institution in anti-thought. In From Glasnost to the Internet Ellis analyses the

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The Soviet collapse of 1991 - the Great August liberation - demonstrated the total exhaustion of Marxist-Leninist agitation and propaganda. It was no longer possible to live on slogans. The failure of Soviet agitprop is also the failure of Soviet censorship the latter being a unique institution in anti-thought. In From Glasnost to the Internet Ellis analyses the consequences of censorship, before tackling the media legislation of the Russian Federation and the new dangers to the free flow of information emerging both within and outside the Russian Federation.

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Looks at censorship and the failure of the Soviet economy to development a computer industry to rival the West's as factors leading to the Soviet collapse of 1991. Examines media legislation of the Russian Federation and the role of new regulatory bodies, discusses the impact of the recent Chechen war on press freedoms, and looks at criminal and corporate interests threatening the Russian media. Also examines issues raised by Russia's move into the Global Information Infrastructure. Includes a translation of the 1992 Mass Media Law. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780312217655
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/11/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

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