Political Cycles in Media Harassment
CREECA Fall Lecture Series
Thursday, September 12, 2019
206 Ingraham Hall
Nikita Zakharov explores the political economy of media harassment in Russia by using a unique monthly dataset on the incidents of harassment of the media in Russian cities between 2004 and 2017 to establish political cycles driven by local elections. This research analyzed frequency of harassment incidents during the two months before a local election – a period that coincides with the official period of the electoral campaign.