About the project

‘Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: From Cold War to “Information War”?’ is an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded collaboration between The University of Manchester and The Open University.

The Reframing Russia project provides new, inter-disciplinary insights into the post-Cold War global media environment through an in-depth case study of one of its most controversial actors, RT (formerly Russia Today). It investigates RT’s audience strategies, its ability to reshape journalistic value systems and its efforts to shape the post-Cold War world. The project analyses how RT’s broadcasting modes, social media engagement practices and institutional culture help to mediate and legitimise the Kremlin’s foreign policy agenda and reshape Russia’s external image.