Russian Media Law And Policy In Yeltsin Decade, Essays And Documents / Edition 1

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One of the great transitions as the Soviet Union dissolved involved the transformation of state broadcasting in Russia and the Newly Independent States.

This book deals with the turmoil associated with struggles in Post-Soviet Russia:

  • struggles for journalistic editorial autonomy
  • the bloody media wars between the Yeltsin government and the legislature
  • the role of the media in the coup
  • the role of the United States, other governments and non-government organizations in shaping the new media.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789041188779
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International, BV
  • Publication date: 5/16/2002
  • Series: Communications Law and Policy in Transition Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 590
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

The Russian Press After Perestroika 5
After the Bloodshed: Survey of the Russian Press from 1993 to 1995 18
Law, Force, and the Russian Media 31
Comparing Broadcast Structures: Transnational Perspectives and Post-Communist Examples 47
Izvestiia as a Mirror of Russian Legal Reform: Press, Law and Crisis in the Post-Soviet Era 60
Freedom and Responsibility in the Russian Media 89
Information and the Problem of Democracy: The Russian Experience 95
Free Speech and the Mass Media in Russia: Lessons from the December 1993 Election and Constitutional Referendum 121
Information Tribunal Made Permanent Under President's Supervision 144
Of Founders and Emergencies: Euphemizing Censorship 149
Pornography, Pluralism, and the Russian Press 152
Parental Law, Harmful Speech, and the Development of Legal Culture: Russian Judicial Chamber Discourse and Narrative 155
Controlling Content on Television in Russia 188
The MMM Case: Implications for the Russian Media 193
Legal Regulation of Advertising in Russia 196
Civil Defamation Law and the Press in Russia: Private and Public Interests, the 1995 Civil Code, and the Constitution 211
Corporate Transformation of the Russian Media 249
Pass the Advil: Financial Woes of Russia's State Broadcasters 254
In Russia, Private Doesn't Mean Independent: Bankers and Oil Tycoons Use the Media as a Business Weapon 257
Television and Politics: The ORT Crisis 260
Local Media Legislation in Russian Provinces: An Old and Winding Road 266
The Kremlin Strikes Back: The Reassertion of State Power over the Russian Media 273
A Brief Chronology of Russian Media Law and Policy During the Yeltsin Years 302
On Violations of the Russian Federation Constitution's Norms on Equality of Women, March 11, No. 5 315
On Advertisements Disseminated by the Mass Media That Are Hazardous to Life and Health, May 5, 1994 No. 1 317
On Violations of Legal and Ethical Norms in Conducting the Paid Game "05" with the Use of the Mass Media, June 2, 1994, No. 16 321
On the Legal Nature of ITAR-TASS Materials, October 4, 1994, No. 4 323
On the State of Freedom of Mass Information in the Maritime Krai, December 13, 1994, No. 35 325
On Defense of Freedom of Mass Information in Connection with the Events in Chechnya, December 26, 1994, No. 11 329
On the Appeal by N.E. Fonareva, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation State Committee on Antimonopoly Policy and Support of New Economic Structures, February 21, 1995, No. 6(43) 330
On the Appeal by the State Duma of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly Regarding the VGTRK Television Program "Newspaper Histories" ("Fascism in Russia. Who?") of February 22, 1995, March 15, 1995, No. 7(44) 332
On the Appeal by the State Duma of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly Regarding S. Parkhomenko's Publication We Must Choose Better in the Newspaper Segodnia, May 11, 1995, No. 13(50) 335
On the Appeal by the Editorial Board and the Editor-in-Chief of Vecherniaia Ufa, Ia. B. Khusainov, Regarding the Legality of Advertisements Published in the Newspaper, May 25, 1995, No. 14(51) 337
Joint Recommendation of the Presidential Judicial Chamber for Information Disputes and the Union of Russian Journalists on the Freedom of Mass Information and the Responsibility of Journalists, June 15, 1995 339
On the Appeal by State Duma Deputy Chairman A. Chiligarov Regarding the Publication of Should the Icebergs Be Sold? in Moskovskaia Pravda on June 16, 1995, July 13, 1995, No. 20(57) 343
On the Appeal by Moscow Oblast' Duma Deputy R. Ia. Murashkovskaia Regarding the Legality of the TOO Klin Television's Activity in Preparing and Disseminating Information of a Pre-election Nature, July 13, 1995, No. 21(58) 345
On the Appeal by the Russian Federation Federal Assembly State Duma Deputy V. N. Lysenko Regarding Inaccurate Information Broadcast on the "Viremia" Program (ORT), September 22, 1995, No. 27(64) 347
On Violations in A. G. Nevzorov's "Wild Field" Program of June 30, 1995, of the Constitutional Rights of Convicts Imprisoned in Institution US-20/2, October 19, 1995, No. 32(69) 349
On Several Cases Involving Violation of Election Campaign Rules, December 9, 1995, No. 3(14) 352
On the Publication by E. V. Limonov (Savenko), Hand Grenade at Croats and Black List of Peoples, in the Newspaper Limonka, Nos. 13 and 16(1995), April 4, 1996, No. 7(90) 355
On the Application of the Principle of Presumption of Innocence in Journalists' Activity (On an Inquiry from the Moscow Media Law and Policy Center), December 24, 1997, No. 3(10) 358
Constitution of the Russian Federation, December 12, 1993 363
Federal Law No. 2124-1 On the Mass Media, December 27, 1991, as amended on January 13, 1995, June 6, 1995, July 19, 1995, December 27, 1995, March 2, 1998, May 24, 2000, and July 7, 2000 365
Russian Federation Presidential Decree No. 2334 On Additional Guarantees of Citizens' Rights to Information, December 31, 1993 391
Russian Federation Presidential Decree No. 2335 On the Presidential Judicial Chamber for Information Disputes, December 31, 1993 393
The Treaty of Public Accord, April 28, 1994 395
Russian Federation Presidential Decree On Improving the Use of Channel One (Moscow) Television and Its Distribution Network, November 30, 1994 402
Civil Code of the Russian Federation (Part One), January 1, 1995 403
Federal Law No. 15-FZ On Communications, February 16, 1995 406
Russian Federation Presidential Decree No. 161 On Guarantees of Citizens' Right to Protection of Health in the Spread of Advertising February 17, 1995 428
Federal Law No. 108-FZ On Advertising July 18, 1995 430
Russian Federation Government Decree No. 941 On Licensing of Activity Involving Public Screening of Cinema and Video Films, September 15, 1995 447
Election Regulations for State Television and Radio Companies No. 18/149-P, September 20, 1995 453
Federal Law No. 191-FZ On the State Support of the Mass Media and Book-Publishing in the Russian Federation, December 1, 1995 465
Russian Criminal Code, as amended on April 13, 1996 471
Russian Federation Presidential Decree On Improving the State TV Broadcasting in the Russian Federation, August 25, 1997 472
State Duma Decree No. 2028 On State Regulation of the Activities of the NTV Television Company and Other Non-State Television and Radio Companies, December 19, 1997 474
State Duma Decree No. 2294 On the Activity of Certain Russian Television Companies, March 18, 1998 476
Statute on Payment for the Use of the Radio Frequency Spectrum in the Russian Federation, August 6, 1998 478
Federal Law On Basic Guarantees of Electoral Rights and the Right of Citizens of the Russian Federation to Participate in a Referendum, September 19, 1997, as amended on March 30, 1999 480
Draft Federal Law On A Higher Council for the Defense of Morality in Television and Radio Broadcasting in the Russian Federation, vetoed by President Yeltsin on March 31, 1999 483
Russian Federation Presidential Decree On the Structure of the Presidential Administration, June 3, 2000 490
Doctrine of the Information Security of the Russian Federation, approved by the Security Council on June 23, 2000 492
Russian Newspaper Crisis Recovery Program 529
Regional Newspapers and the Russian Crisis 542
1998 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Russia 549
Commentary on 1998 U. S. State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Russia 556
1998 World Press Freedom Review on Russia 559
Contributors 569
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