Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space: December 2020

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Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space as exemplified by the articles published by ria.rurbr.ru and russian.rt.com between 30 November 2020 and 3 January 2021.

Below are presented the partial results of the monitoring conducted by the Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis as a part of the “Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space” project and implemented during the period of 3 August 2020 to 28 February 2021.


Source: Own elaboration, Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis

Quantitative analysis:

Monitored media outlets: ria.ru, rbc.ru, russian.rt.com

Subject area: Poland, European Union, United Kingdom, Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)

Time frame: 30 November 2020-3 January 2021

Total number of news published on ria.ru, rbr.ru and russian.rt.com: 35911, namely 26217 news from ria.ru (from 3989 to 5819 news per week), 3358 news from rbr.ru (from 473 to 734 news per week) and 6336 news from russian.rt.com (from 1130 to 1408 news per week). There was an increase in total number of published news compared to November 2020. The only exception is the last week of December, which due to holiday season preparations in Russia, the Russian media are usually less active.

Total number of news about Poland, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) in the monitored media: 1685, namely 846 news from ria.ru, 482 news from rbc.ru and 357 news from russian.rt.com. The news about Poland, the EU, the UK and Baltic states accounted for 3,2% of all the news published on ria.ru, 10,6% on rbc.ru and 7,6% – on russian.rt.com. This news together accounted for 4,7% of all the news published in the monitored websites in December 2020. There was an increase in total number of news on monitored topics compared to November 2020.

Total number of the monitored news: 1685, including 836 news on the United Kingdom (which accounts for 2,3% of all the news published in the monitored media in December 2020), 505 news on the European Union (1,4%), 182 news on Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) (0,5%) and 162 news on Poland (0,5%).

 

The monitoring and analysis was conducted by: Adam Błonowski, Bartosz Gralicki
Project coordinator and editorial supervision: Marta Kowalska
Graphic layout and editorial supervision: Katarzyna Rogala

READ THE FULL REPORTThis article is part of the “Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space: the image of Poland, NATO, European Union, United Kingdom, Baltic states and Belarus in the Russian online media outlets”.

See related:

- Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space between 3 and 30 August 2020
- Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space between 31 August and 27 September 2020
- Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space between 28 September and 1 November 2020
- Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space between 2-29 November 2020
Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space between 4-31 January 2021
- Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space between 1-21 February 2021
- Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space between 31 August 2020 and 14 February 2021

The publication is part of the report: “Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space”. The project was carried out in cooperation of the Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis (CAPD) and Open Information Partnership (OIP). The publication solely reflects the authors’ opinions and should not be equated with the official position of the Open Information Partnership. The publication serves as contribution to the public debate.