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Political cycles in media harassment

ACDE Trade & Development Seminars


Günther G. Schulze, University of Freiburg and ANU


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Tuesday, 21 August, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30

This paper explores the political-economic determinants of harassment of journalists in Russia. We use a unique monthly dataset on the incidents of media harassment in Russian cities between 2004 and 2017 and establish political cycles in harassing journalists that are driven by local elections. We find that harassment incidents are 54 percent more likely to occur during the two months before a local election—a period that coincides with the official period of an electoral campaign.

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