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Quand le geste révèle le militant : sur quelques cas d'entrée en journalisme d'opposition dans la Russie contemporaine

Auteur Ivan Chupin, Renata Mustafina
Mir@bel Revue Critique internationale
Numéro no 79, avril-juin 2018 Les villages stratégiques : politiques contre-insurrectionnelles et regroupements de populations
Rubrique/Thématique
Varia
Page 159-179
Résumé anglais When the Act Reveals the Activist: A Consideration of Three Cases of Entering the Opposition Journalism in Contemporary Russia Providing a case study of three situations where individuals protest against personalities who both represent the power and personify the political regime (a man interrupting the president's speech, a student protesting against “selective” access to a meeting with the president, a political activist throwing water in a prosecutor's face after a trial on his friends), this paper offers a sociological analysis of the life trajectories of these three actors, investigating, in particular, their multiple social inscriptions – in the world of media as well as in the universe of contentious politics. Based on the study of media coverage of these acts along with interviews realized with actors themselves, this research contributes to the study of the close relations and circulations between these two fields (activist and media) in the context of Russia's political regime becoming more and more authoritarian. These gestures of protest constitute a turning point in their journalist careers. The extensive media coverage given to them enlarged the space of the possible for the individuals concerned and facilitated (or reinforced) their integration into the opposition media. Finally, these cases also inform us of the conditions for protest and speaking out in a constrained public sphere.
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