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Media, Democracy and Freedom

The Post-Communist Experience


Marta Dyczok and Oxana Gaman-Golutvina

Contents: Marta Dyczok: Introduction – Marta Dyczok: Do the Media Matter? Focus on Ukraine – Oxana Gaman-Golutvina: Contradictions between Freedom and Development: Historical and Contemporary Dimensions (the Russian Case) – Stefan Jarolimek: In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails. Plurality, the Public Sphere and the Transformation of Press Journalism in Belarus – Inta Brikše: Development of a Public Sphere: Journalistic Freedom and Media Accountability in Latvia – Boris Dubin: Russia, the West and «The Special Path». Popular Attitudes to Other Countries – Oleg Manaev: Belarus on the ‘Huntington Line’: The Role of Media (Devoted to the Memory of Samuel Huntington) – Masha Lipman: The Russian Media Scene: Industrial Rise and Industrial Decline – Robert Austin: Less is More: Towards a Sustainable and Reliable Media in Albania – Tamara Berekashivli: Trends in Georgia’s Mass Media after the ‘Rose Revolution’ – Vicken Cheterian: Coloured Revolutions and the Media: Where is the Scoop? – Oxana Gaman-Golutvina: Conclusions. Media and Democracy in Transformation Design.