Center for Journalists in Extreme Situations (CJES), an independent, non-partisan Russian NGO dedicated to freedom of expression and the media, has been monitoring the coverage of the Russian political scene in selected broadcast media from January 2010. The project is intended to offer professional, comprehensive, objective monitoring initiative to assess the pluralism of ideas, accuracy, and balance in news reports presented on Russia’s four nationwide TV channels.
The media monitoring project focusing on the coverage by the key broadcast media in Russian seeks to identify violations of existing legislation on TV and radio broadcasting and to promote democratic reforms and freedom of the press and expression.. CJES uses a methodology developed by MEMO 98, a Slovak organization that has conducted similar media monitoring projects in more than some 35 countries over the past 11 years.
This report analyses news coverage of five TV channels in the period March – April 2011.
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