Public engagement and outreach

September 3, 2020 – Professor Stephen Hutchings was interviewed by the Turkish broadcaster TRT Haber about the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

May 29, 2020 – Professor Stephen Hutchings and Professor Vera Tolz took part in an online seminar “Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories”. The discussion was part of a webinar series ‘Doing Things Differently‘, which brought The University of Manchester’s Humanities researchers together to discuss how COVID-19 and lockdown are changing the way we think about society, politics, the environment and everyday life. Watch the recording here.

17 March, 2020 – Professor Stephen Hutchings provided a comment to the author of the article “Russian media blames Britain for the coronavirus outbreak”, published in The Daily Mail.

14 December, 2019 – Professor Stephen Hutchings was interviewed via Skype on ‘The Globe’, the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s global affairs programme. He discussed the recent face-to-face talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine.

11 November, 2019 – Professor Vera Tolz gave an interview to Teemu Oivo of the Russian Media Lab Network. She discusses our project, RT’s 1917 social media campaign #1917Live, and the shift in narrative by UK press on RT and Russia more generally. You can read the interview in full here.

27 June, 2019 – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody was quoted in Madeline Roache’s Time article “Georgians Have Now Been Protesting Russian Interference for a Week. Here’s Why”.

14 June, 2019 – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody appeared on BBC Wiltshire to discuss RT pursuing a judicial review of Ofcom’s December 2018 ruling against them.

24 May, 2019 – Dr Rhys Crilley talked about his work in an interview for the “Strategies Of Persuasion: Russian Propaganda in the Algorithmic Age” team.

25 April, 2019 – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody was interviewed on Russian foreign and security policy, public diplomacy and propaganda by a fact-checking project Polygraph.info.

20 April, 2019 – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody elaborated on her research and our project in her interview for the “Strategies Of Persuasion: Russian Propaganda in the Algorithmic Age” team.

21 December, 2018 – Professor Stephen Hutchings, Dr Rhys Crilley, and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody wrote a blog post “Ofcom’s Latest Ruling On RT Is More Significant Than You Might Think” for HuffPost.

8 November, 2018 – Professor Stephen Hutchings participated in the media conference ‘Screening Protest’ at Stockholm University. A link to the web article about the event can be found here.

13 October, 2018 – Professor Tolz participated in a panel entitled ‘Russia and the West: A New Cold War?’ in the Scottish Parliament. You can listen to the panel via podcast and you can find information about the Festival of Politics event here.

9 October, 2018 – Professor Vera Tolz appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss the revelations made by The Insider Russia and Bellingcat about the true identities of the Skripal poisoning suspects, in a segment about open source investigative reporting.

17 September, 2018MailOnline quoted Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody and Dr Rhys Crilley’s work in their coverage of the Salisbury affair.

15 September, 2018 – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody and Dr Rhys Crilley published an article “How badly did Russia’s interview with the Skripal poisoning suspects backfire?” in the Washington Post.

14 June, 2018 – Dr Vitaly Kazakov published an article “After the Doping and Hooliganism Scandals, Russia Needs a Good World Cup” in the Independent. The article previously appeared in the Conversation.

6 June 2018 – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody contributed to the Global Development Institute’s Rising Powers Special: The BRICs Uncovered podcast.

24 May, 2018 – Roundtable discussion – ‘From streaming the revolution to fighting fake news: Ukraine, EU, UK and Russia Today’, Professor Stephen Hutchings and Professor Vera Tolz, at the workshop ‘EU-Ukraine Quo Vadis: Evidence-based Politics, Policy and Practice’, The University of Manchester.

May 2018 – Professor Stephen Hutchings was quoted in two articles for The Guardian by Jim Waterson: Arkady Babchenko’s fake murder ‘plays into the hands’ of Moscow, (31 May, 2018) and Clickbait and Skripal jokes: Russia’s RT thrives online, (3 May, 2018).

6 April, 2018 – Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody wrote an opinion piece for Newsweek. This article–entitled “Four things you need to know about Russian media manipulation strategies”–also appeared on The Conversation.

16 March, 2018 – Professor Hutchings and Dr Chatterje-Doody gave a presentation entitled “Russia’s relations with the west: the media” at an event called ‘East/West Governance in Context: The Red Demiurge Reconsidered’. The event took place at Manchester International Law Centre (MILC).

February, 2018 – Professor Stephen Hutchings advised a team of BBC Radio 5 Live reporters about the current media environment in Russia in advance of their trip to Moscow to cover the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

18 November, 2017 – Professor Stephen Hutchings was interviewed in an article appearing in the Wired Magazine.

14 October, 2017 – Professor Stephen Hutchings was quoted in an article for the Observer.

25 September, 2017 – Professor Vera Tolz took part in ‘Beyond Belief: Belief and Unbelief in Russia’, BBC Radio 4.

September 2017 – Professor Marie Gillespie and Professor Stephen Hutchings were interviewed as part of the research for The New York Times article ‘RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War’ (link below).