The European Journalism Observatory expands audience (16)
International multilingual platform “The European Journalism Observatory” ( The EJO, in English: http://en.ejo.ch/ ; in Latvian: http://lv.ejo-online.eu/ ; in Russian: http://ru.ejo.ch/ ) continues to expand its international network trying to reach Russian-speaking audience this time. It publishes information about latest news and trends in journalism since 15th of February, 2016 for inhabitants of Russia and Russian-speaking audience in the whole world including Baltic countries.
The EJO is the world’s only multilingual website that makes regular exchange of knowledge, experience and results of research in the scope of journalism and media. The number in which the EJO gives information has risen to 10 since the website has revealed in Russian language. The EJO is going to be in Arabic language too very soon.
The team of the EJO is planning to devote considerable effort not only working with Russian-speaking audience but also informing the European and the US citizens about how the system of media in Russia works. There is a strong emphasis in the public space of Western society about Russia’s political climate and its negative effect on the work of journalists currently, but also there is the lack of knowledge about specifics and nuances of how the Russian media functions. The EJO will offer a broader and more detailed analysis focusing on trends in Russia in such scopes as media economics, new media development, information consumption habits and culture, media management, etc.
The maintenance team of the EJO’s website in Russian is based in Riga. It consists of three people: project manager, Turiba University’s professor, the National Council for Electronic Media (NEMC) member of the board- Ainars Dimants; website’s editor, Doctor of Political Science, Social Innovation Centre’s board chairman- Andrejs Berdnikovs; website’s co-editor, PhD and researcher at the Free University of Berlin- Jevgenija Boklage. The association "Media Institute" in collaboration with the Turiba University and financial support from the german foundation of Robert Bosch has maintained the EJO’s website in Latvian since 2010.