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Dienstag, Oktober 19, 2010

Blogs & Bullets: Mapping the Russian Language Blogosphere



authored by Bruce Etling, Karina Alexanyan, John Kelly, Rob Faris, John Palfrey, Urs Gasser

Key findings include:

- Unlike their counterparts in the US and elsewhere, Russian bloggers prefer platforms that combine features typical of blogs with features of social network services (SNSs) like Facebook. Russian blogging is dominated by a handful of these “SNS hybrids.”
- While the larger Russian blogosphere is highly divided according to platform, there is a central Discussion Core that contains the majority of political and public affairs discourse. This core is comprised mainly, though not exclusively, of blogs on the LiveJournal platform.
- The Discussion Core features four major groupings:
-- Politics and Public Affairs (including news-focused discussion, business and finance, social activists, and political movements)
-- Culture (including literature, cinema, high culture, and popular culture)
-- Regional (bloggers in Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Israel, etc.)
-- Instrumental (paid blogging and blogging for external incentives)
- Political/public affairs bloggers cover a broad spectrum of attitudes and agendas and include many who discuss politics from an independent standpoint, as well as those affiliated with offline political and social movements, including strong ‘Democratic Opposition’ and ‘Nationalist’ clusters.
- The Russian political blogosphere supports more cross-linking debate than others we have studied (including the U.S. and Iranian), and appears less subject to the formation of self-referential ‘echo chambers.’
- Pro-government bloggers are not especially prominent and do not constitute their own cluster, but are mostly located in a part of the network featuring general discussion of Russian public affairs. However, there is a concentration of bloggers affiliated with pro-government youth groups among the Instrumental bloggers.
- We find evidence of political and social mobilization, particularly in those clusters affiliated with offline political and social movements.
- The online ‘news diet’ of Russian bloggers is more independent, international, and oppositional than that of Russian Internet users overall, and far more so than that of non-Internet users, who are more reliant upon state-controlled federal TV channels.
- Popular political YouTube videos focus on corruption and abuse of power by elites, the government, and the police.

Interesting live cast at USIP, ePaper with all results (PDF, 7.14 MB) via / more Berkman Center(and links)

Freitag, April 17, 2009

MOE / CEE und SOE / SEE Länder in Zahlen

Seit 2004 bietet der nov-ost Presse- und Sprachdienste das sog. Osteuropa in Zahlen mit mit den aktuellsten Wirtschaftskennziffern aus Mittel-, Südost- und Osteuropa (Albanien, Belarus, Bosnien-Herzegowina, Bulgarien, Estland, Kroatien, Lettland, Litauen, Moldau, Polen, Rumänien, Russland, Serbien, Slowakei, Slowenien, Tschechien, Ukraine, Ungarn)

Es wird als PDF und als XLS Datei angeboten (für 145 bzw. 155 Euro) - mehr | Musterseiten (2006) als PDF

Eine gute und kostenfreie Alternative bietet seit Jahren die Bank Austria / UniCredit Group mit ihren Analysen (Outlook 2009 - 2010, CEE Quarterly, etc.) für Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.

Die CEE Economical Data (Tabellen in Englisch und der jeweiligen Landessprache) gibt es als Einzeldarstellung pro Land oder als Kompendium (48 Seiten, ca. 3 MB, PDF)

Seit April 2009 gibt es jetzt von imoe auch einen osteuropa-guide.de zur kostenlosen Recherche zu aktuelle Nachrichten und News zu Osteuropa? Informationen zu Wirtschaft und Außenwirtschaft, nützliche Organisationen und Institutionen für ihr MOE-geschäft oder auch Reisetipps für Albanien, Armenien, Aserbaidschan,Bosnien-Herzegowina, Bulgarien, Estland, Georgien, Kasachstan, Kirgistan, Kroatien, Lettland, Litauen, Mazedonien, Moldau, Montenegro, Polen, Rumänien, Russland, Slowakei, Slowenien, Tschechien, Ungarn, Serbien ,Tadschikistan, Turkmenistan , Ukraine, Usbekistan, Weißrussland

Auf diesem Blog haben wir für viele Länder Mittel- und Osteuropas nützliche Adressen zusammengestellt
MOE / CEE Useful Addresses: Media & Marketing

und berichten wenn es in unserem Themenbereich interessante Neuigkeiten und Resourcen für CEE Länder gibt.

Mittwoch, Februar 13, 2008

RSF: Freedom Of The Press 2008 Report

Reporter Without Borders stellte heute in Washington und Berlin ihren Report 2008 vor.


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2008 Annual Report 171 pg, 3,3 MB (PDF)

Nachgedanken:
Man kann ja zu den Einfärbungen und Scheren der RSF ganz unterschiedlicher Meinung sein. Drei Grundannahmen bringen mich aber immer wieder zum Grübeln, ob RSF den Ansprüchen der Realität nicht zu weit entrückt und/oder einseitig fixiert ist:

1. Wenn man sich die Weltkarte des RSF einmal klustert, dann wird man den Eindruck nicht los, dass der gewählte Blickwinkel und der angelegte Maßstab, vielleicht nicht auf alle Regionen, Einstellungen und Lebensverhältnissen passt.

2. Von Länder wie z.B. China, Libyen, Saudia Arabien, Weißrussland u.a. die von der Meinungsfreiheit, freier Meinungsäußerung und Selbstbestimmung ihrer Bürger, so wir das kennen, ganz offensichtlich nichts halten, wäre es doch schizophren anzunehmen, dass sie diese Rechte / Freiheiten der "Presse" zugestehen.

3. Warum bieten Länder die als Hort der Freiheit gelten, ich nenne hier einmal stellvertretend die Vereinigten Staaten, Frankreich nur eine sog. 'Zufriedenstellende Situation' in Sachen Pressefreiheit? Und warum erregt dies ungleich weniger Aufsehen und Protest, als wenn ein "unfreies" Land auch eine "unfreie" Presse zulässt? Warum wird z.B. Indien ausladend als eine der ältesten und freien Demokratien in Asien gelobt und die "Nennenswerten Probleme" bezüglich (unserer Ansprüche an) Pressefreiheit (und die Lebensverhältnisse) sind – in diesem Zusammenhang so gut wie kein Thema in der sogenannten freien Welt.

(Einmal ganz davon abgesehen davon, dass die Berichte zu Deutschland nur vernachlassungswürdigee Spots auf der weißen Weste hinterlassen haben.)

Dienstag, Dezember 04, 2007

LiveJournal Sold to Russian Firm SUP

Reuters - SAN FRANCISCO
"LiveJournal, the personal Web publishing service that jump-started blogging in Russia, has been sold by its U.S. owner to a Russian business partner, which will operate it independently, the companies said on Sunday.

Six Apart Ltd said it sold the blog community site for undisclosed terms to SUP (according to Russia Information Center for 30 million USD, more), a Russian-focused Internet media company led by an American and British duo that has expanded LiveJournal's Russian business over the past year.

The free, ad-supported blog site encourages users to keep online diaries they share and discuss with friends. It counts 14.3 million blog accounts and roughly 20 million visitors a month. Its writers publish more than 150,000 new posts a day ..." more

Is this the end of the Russian policy "Blogs are not important enough to care about them? and / or 'somewhere, angry people need a hideaway to let off steam"?

The Russian Federation delivers - after US - the second highest number of accounts to LiveJournal total 14.3 Mio. accounts . Most popular countries for LiveJournal (Accounts) per 3-Dec-2007

- United States - 3,069,035
- Russian Federation - 516,790
- Canada - 269,658
- United Kingdom - 240,214
- Australia - 114,398
- Ukraine - 65,157
- Singapore - 50,427
- Philippines - 46,304
- Germany - 44,301
- Finland - 36,076
- Japan - 29,132
- Netherlands - 23,445
- Belarus - 21,169

Discussion
Meanwhile: Russia's last refuge: the blogosphere by Evgeny Morozov

LiveJournal, SUP, Russia links by Brad Fitzpatrick

Die Meldung bei SUB ... / more on SUB at Russia IC

The Russian Blogosphere
In Russia's Blogosphere, Anything Goes

Earlier posts:
Die kleine Presse- und Medienfreiheit in Russland

Citizen Journalism in Russia: Realno.info

Dienstag, Oktober 23, 2007

A Technical Review of the Internet Shutdown in Burma

From the OpenNet Initiative
by Stephanie Wang and Shishir Nagaraja



The Executive Summary:
"This bulletin examines the role of information technology, citizen journalists, and bloggers in Burma and presents a technical analysis of the abrupt shutdown of Internet connectivity by the Burmese government on September 29, 2007, following its violent crackdown on protesters there. Completely cutting international Internet links is rare. Nepal, which severed all international Internet connections when the King declared martial law in February 2005, is the only other state to take such drastic action. Although extreme, the measures taken by the Burmese government to limit citizens’ use of the Internet during this crisis are consistent with previous OpenNet Initiative (ONI) findings in Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, and Tajikistan, where authorities controlled access to communication technologies as a way to limit social mobilization around key political events. What makes the Burmese junta stand out, however, is its apparent goal of also preventing information from reaching a wider international audience.

The shutdown of Internet connectivity was precipitated by its use by citizens to send photographs, updates and videos that documented the violent suppression of protests in Burma, information that contributed to widespread international condemnation of the Burmese military rulers’ gross violations of human rights.

We examine the impact of communication technology in shaping these key political events in Burma, the limitations of these tools, and the prospects for the next round of information wars."

More / Bulletin 14 pg., PDF

via Doc Searls Weblog

Related Entry:
Benedikt Köhler: Mobilisierungsmuster in der Blogosphäre 'Free Burma' Action Day

Montag, September 03, 2007

BlogCamp CIS & Baltics - Kyiv, October 13-14, 2007

According to my friend Serhiy Danylenko from Highway.UA, the BlogCamp CIS & Baltics 2007 will be probable the first BarCamp in the post-SU territory. Evgeny Morozov from Belarus (Director of New Media at TOL.org) initiated the project and is organizing the event with people from Baltics, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

They expect about 300 bloggers and Social Media people to gather on October 12-14 in Kyiv (Kiev, Ukraine) to discuss Social Media and Web 2.0 development in the region - in four lines of sessions, three in Russian and one in English.

Certainly, participating on this event for interested 'outsider', will be very educational, a good chance to get to know the driving forces behind Blogging, Social Media & Citizen Journalism and Web 2.0 developement in CIS countries & Baltics and to gain and share lots of inside about this fast moving region.

I do not know whether there is enough interest on discussing subject like

- how Social Media and Traditional Media can benefit from each other
- how Social Media can make up for missing or suppressed diversity of mass media
- how Social Media can benefit Special Interest and/or B2B Media

with foreign and non-Russian speaking folks? If so, I will try to participate.

More information via BlogCampCIS 2007 Wiki

Official Tag: blogcampcis07

BlogCamp CIS & Baltics - Kyiv, October 13-14, 2007

According to my friend Serhiy Danylenko from Highway.UA, the BlogCamp CIS & Baltics 2007 will be probable the first BarCamp in the post-SU territory. Evgeny Morozov (Director of New Media at TOL.org) initiated the project and is organizing the event with people from Baltics, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.'



They expect about 300 bloggers and Social Media people to gather on October 12-14 in Kyiv (Kiev, Ukraine) to discuss Social Media and Web 2.0 development in the region - in four lines of sessions, three in Russian and one in English.

Certainly, participating on this event for interested 'outsider', will be very educational, a good chance to get to know the driving forces behind Blogging, Social Media & Citizen Journalism and Web 2.0 developement in CIS countries & Baltics and to gain and share lots of inside about this fast moving region.

I do not know whether there is enough interest on discussing subject like

- how Social Media and Traditional Media can benefit from each other
- how Social Media can make up for missing or suppressed diversity of mass media
- how Social Media can benefit Special Interest and/or B2B Media

with foreign and non-Russian speaking folks? If so, I will try to participate.

More information via BlogCampCIS 2007 Wiki

Official Tag: blogcampcis07

Donnerstag, Februar 08, 2007

MOE / CEE Werbeausgaben nach Medien

Hier das Update zu der Verteilung der Werbeausgaben nach Medien aus der Neuauflage der Standard-Datensammlung für Verlage mit internationalem Focus:

FIPP / ZenithOptimedia World Magazine Trends 2006 / 2007


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Die Neuausgabe der World Magazines Trends, mit mehr als 60 Länderübersichten gibt es bei FIPP

Dienstag, Mai 16, 2006

The 10 Most Censored Countries

Paul Woodward (on his Asia Business Media Blog) points via Danwei (a great Blog on Chinese media, advertising, and urban life) to CPJ's (Commitee to Protect Journalists) Special Report 2006

The 10 Most Censored Countries

From the report (2-May-2006):

"North Koreans (1) live in the most censored country in the world, a new analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. The world’s deepest information void, communist North Korea has no independent journalists, and all radio and television receivers sold in the country are locked to government-specified frequencies. Burma (2), Turkmenistan (3), Equatorial Guinea (4), and Libya (5) round out the top five nations on CPJ’s list of the “10 Most Censored Countries.”

Next are

6. Eritrea
7. Cuba
8. Uzbekistan
9. Syria
10. Belarus

Note: China, Russia and Vietnam is not on this Top 10 list ...

full report in English
(describes each country in 3 chapters: Leader, How Censorship Works, and Lowlights)

full report in
Chinese (Mandarin) (PDF)

full report in
Russian (PDF)

Others do not agree .. .
e.g.
Rapporteurs Sans Frontieres

e.g.
Freedom House

I don't think, that ranking the '10 Most censored' is not so important, but the report (and the other two resources I linked too) give a good understanding what and how censorship goes on - and makes us more sensible about a more subtle, but not less powerful censorship (from politics, money, interest groups, your bosses) in our 'free' countries.

earlier entry
RWB Guide for Cyber-Dissident Bloggers

Sonntag, Februar 05, 2006

Internet Penetration in CEE / MOE Countries

Hier noch eine Übersicht zur Internet Verbreitung in den MOE/CEE Staaten:
Von Estland (50 % Penetration), Slowenien, Tschechische Republik, Slowakei, Lettland, Ungarn, Kroatien, Bulgarien, Litauen, Polen, Rumänien, Mazedonien, Russland, Weißrussland, Ukraine, Serbien und Montenegro bis Bosnien-Herzegowina (4,9 % Penetration).



Wer sich für die (ungefähre) Anzahl der Blogs in den MOE/CEE Ländern (und anderer europäischer Länder) interessiert hier (gibts ein PDF).

Media Ad Share in MOE / CEE Countries

Für einen kurzen Einführungsvortrag zum Thema Kommunikation in CEE/MOE Ländern in Stuttgart habe ich einmal die Daten für die Anteile der Werbeausgaben nach Medien zusammengestellt (Jahr 2004) - das Chart zeigt beträchtigte Abweichung in den einzelnen Ländern

Anteil der Werbeaufwendungen 2004 nach Medien


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Benutzt habe ich für diese Zusammenstellung Daten aus der Publikation World Magazin Trends 2005/2006 von FIPP / ZenithOptimedia.

Erwerben kann man die aktuelle Print-/Online-Ausgabe 2005/2006 beim FIPP für schlappe 330 UKP.

Freitag, Oktober 28, 2005

FIPP / ZenithOptimedia: World Magazine Trends 2005/2006

The 11th annual edition of the FIPP / ZenithOptimedia World Magazine Trends 2005/2006 book is out. It combines published data on media and advertising from 71 markets.



Content:
International overviews with

Number of titles (by country)
Number of copies sold
Average issue readership
Revenue from advertising and copy sales
Sales distribution breakdown
Magazine adspend by country
Magazine share of adspend by country
Top 50 tables
Advertising expenditure trends

Country specific magazine advertising expenditures and forecasts

71 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe

Analysis of developments and trends

Top titles (by sector)
Readership data
Circulation figures, and much more.


Quick Reference

Tax on magazines by country
Ownership regulations by country


A comprehensive reference book from FIPP / ZenithOptimedia as Online database, as eBook and in pBook (Print)

- Digital Copy / eBook - now!

- Hard copy / pBook - starting November 5, 2005
Format A4, 272 pages, ISBN: 1-872274-48-X

- Online DataBase Version - should be online (but isn't right now, its is/was offline)

Until the FIPP Website is fixed you can ask and order via Rachel Adams at FIPP.

What I think about the WMT 2005 / 2006:
It is an unmatched wealth of information collected by FIPP from their national magazine association members and some individual publishing houses and ZenithOptimedia uses its own information resources in the 60 countries and gathers available data from many other local media research sources.

Due to the research method, sometimes available data is getting quite old (and still will be included, e.g. Belarus from 1998) or is not well defined (e.g. are this data about the members performance of the association or the total market, what is considered business media and what not).

So it is good value for reasonable money for an overview, for having a starting point on a country or region, as reference book (and preparing a presentation) and to go back to Zenith Optimedia (or mcc consulting, of course!) for more.

One feature is missing and I suggest to FIPP / Zenith Optimedia:
Please add helpful links to additional resources in the Web for each country and category. This will bring you more business, not less! It would be a great help for people and using the World Magazine Trends Print & Online Handbook and need to do some additional research!