Popular publications, blogs and reports

Professor Vera Tolz provided oral evidence at the meeting of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation, 15 March 2022.

‘Performing disinformation: a muddled history and its consequences’, Professor Vera Tolz and Professor Stephen Hutchings, Media@LSE blog, 8 October 2021.

‘What Does the Hacking of the Tokyo Olympics Mean for Russia’s Reputation?’ Dr Vitaly Kazakov, the Royal United Services Institute, Commentary, 22 March 2021.

‘Short Cuts: Troll Factories’, Professor Vera Tolz, London Review of Books, 42 (23), 3 December 2020.

‘Cultural Diplomacy, Linguistic Diversity and the Softening of Power: Towards a Progressive Patriotism’, Professor Stephen Hutchings “Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community: Reshaping Community” programme blog, 11 February, 2020.

‘Populism, Post-Truth and the Challenges for Journalists: Forging Dialogue Across Battle Lines’, Professor Stephen Hutchings, Professor Vera Tolz, Dr Vitaly Kazakov, Policy@Manchester blog, 30 January, 2020.

‘The RT Challenge: How to respond to Russia’s international broadcaster’, Policy@Manchester briefing note, Professor Stephen Hutchings, Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, July 2019.

‘Did Russia make Brexit promoter Nigel Farage a ‘YouTube star’?’ Dr Rhys Crilley and Dr Precious N Chatterje-Doody, Washington Post Monkey Cage, 27 March, 2019.

‘Ofcom’s latest ruling on RT is more significant than you might think’. Professor Stephen Hutchings, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody and Dr Rhys Crilley, The Huffington Post, 21 December 2018.

‘Colonel Chepiga: who really identified the Skripal poisoner and why it matters’, Professor Vera Tolz, The Conversation, 4 October 2018.

‘How RT (Russia Today) navigates ‘Us’ and ‘Them’’, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, E-IR, 3 October 2018.

‘How badly did Russia’s interview with the Skripal poisoning suspects backfire?’, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody and Dr Rhys Crilley, Washington Post Monkey Cage blog, 15 September 2018.

‘Countering the Doping and Hooliganism Scandals: Why Russia Needs a Good World Cup’, Dr Vitaly Kazakov, The Conversation, 12 June 2018. The article also appeared in the Independent.

‘Toxin in the system?’, Professor Stephen Hutchings, Manchester Policy Blogs, 10 April 2018.

‘Opinion: Here is How Russia Manipulates the Media to Create Unrest in the West’, Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, Newsweek, 6 April 2018.

‘Four things you need to know about Russian media manipulation strategies’, Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The Conversation, 5 April 2018.

‘Should the UK government ban Russia Today? Our research suggests it should not ‘shut up and go away’, Dr Rhys Crilley, AHRC blog, 5 April 2018.

‘We must rethink Russia’s propaganda machine in order to reset the dynamic that drives it…’, Professor Stephen Hutchings, LSE British Politics and Policy blog, 4 April 2018.

‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Russian Sports Ambassadors as Agents of Soft Power in the Age of the “Information War”’, Dr Vitaly Kazakov, Russian Analytical Digest (216): 4-8. 21 March 2018.

‘Why did Putin build a monument to victims of Soviet repression?’, Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, Washington Post Monkey Cage, November 2017. The article was reprinted by Newsweek.

‘Did RT influence the 2016 US elections?’, Dr Rhys Crilley, E-IR, November 2017.

‘Will Alex Salmond’s RT show make him a Kremlin tool?’, Professor Stephen Hutchings and Professor Vera Tolz, The Conversation, November 2017.

‘Post-truth’ media really is shifting the news agenda – and more subtly than it seems…’ Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The Conversation, September 2017.