IRIS Extra provides a report on topical issues that are of particular relevance in the Russian landscape and, possibly, on further countries in the future.

IRIS Extra 2017-1: Judicial practice on media freedom in Russia: the role of the Supreme Court

Authors: Andrei Richter, Media Academy Bratislava

Published: 17/05/2017

This article of Andrei Richter provides an overview of the way Russian jurisprudence has been influenced by the Supreme Court's interpretative guidelines since their adoption.  More


IRIS Extra 2016-2: Public service media in Transcaucasian countries

Authors: Ekaterina Abashina, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Published: 13/07/2016

After detailing the context with some historical notes on their respective media markets and regulatory frameworks, the author discusses the statute of the governing bodies, the financing of PSB, and the appointment procedures of Board members. She then analyses their programming policies and their adaptation to the requirements set by the international organisations of which they are members. Each country is examined individually, with systematic cross-references and a comparative overview of similarities and differences between the three systems.  More


IRIS Extra 2016-1: Exceptions to copyright in Russia and the “fair use” doctrine

Published: 14/04/2016

The author, Margarita Sobol, discusses the notion of fair use under US law and its equivalent under Russian law, and describes those exceptions to copyright that aim at balancing copyright with other fundamental rights in both countries, referring to relevant case-law.  More


IRIS Extra 2015-1: Regulation of online content in the Russian Federation

Authors: Andrei Richter (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism) and Anya Richter (University of Pennsylvania, School of Law)

Published: 09/04/2015

This report analyses the regulation of online content in the Russian Federation.  More