Andrei Zavadski has taken part in the annual conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) that took place on 13-15 April, 2018 at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Mr. Zavadski was part of the panel hosted by the Russian Media Lab of Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki. Dedicated to the topic of "Shaping the News in Russia and (Eastern) Ukraine: From Self Censorship to Algorithms", the panel included the following papers:
1. Ilya Yablokov (University of Leeds) and Elisabeth Schimpfössl (University College London) : "50 Shades of Gray of Russian State Television: Exploring the News Coverage of the Manchester Bombing"
2. Mariëlle Wijermars (University of Helsinki): "Control the News Feed, Control the News? The Impact of Russia’s News Aggregator Regulation on the Online News Landscape"
3. Jon Roozenbeek (University of Cambridge): "Positive Incentives in the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics’ Emerging Media Industries"
4. Andrei Zavadski (Freie Universität Berlin) and Florian Töpfl (Freie Universität Berlin): "Reinforcing Dominant Narratives: Search Engines and Representations of the Past"
Russian Media Lab is a multidisciplinary research project focusing on Russian media and freedom of expression. It is coordinated by Aleksanteri Institute and funded by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation.
BASEES is the UK national learned society for the study of Russia, Eastern Europe and the former soviet union. The main activity of the association is the annual conference, held normally in Cambridge in spring. The programme of the BASEES 2018 conference can be found here.