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 since January 2010. The project is intended to offer professional, comprehensive, objective monitoring initiative to assess whether Russian nationwide TV channels provide for a plurality of views, accuracy, and balance in their news reporting.
The media monitoring project focuses on the political news coverage by the main broadcast media in Russia and seeks to identify violations of the existing legislation on TV and radio broadcasting and encourage important reforms in the 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 35 countries over the past 12 years.
This report analyses the coverage of five TV channels in the period September – November 2011.
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