Reflections on climate change and new media in Russia: challenges and opportunities and new media

Poberezhskaya, M ORCID: 0000-0001-6442-5292, 2014. Reflections on climate change and new media in Russia: challenges and opportunities and new media. Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (11), pp. 37-50. ISSN 2043-7633

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Abstract

This essay examines how social media (Twitter and LiveJournal blogging platforms) cover climate change issues in Russia. Russia is one of the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters in the world and has become a key player in global climate change politics. At the national level the problem has largely been ignored until a few years ago when the Russian government announced a more defined climate change policy. Traditional mass media coverage of climate change, even though it follows changes in state policy, has substantially increased, y et still falls far behind discussions taking place in other states. This essay investigates whether, due to the reserved approach of traditional media to this environmental topic, social media can become an alternative information channel for climate change debates.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Climate change communication in Russia and new media
Publication Title: Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media
Creators: Poberezhskaya, M.
Publisher: University of Leeds, School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Place of Publication: Leeds
Date: 2014
Number: 11
ISSN: 2043-7633
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:06
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:49
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22824

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