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Masha Egupova

was born and grew up in Vladivostok, a city in the Russian Far East. She graduated from the Far Eastern National University in Vladivostok, Russia and Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her main research interests are in the media communication field, print media analysis, media-Internet relations, and the challenges new Internet media present to traditional media. Besides that she is interested in covering the stories from Vladivostok, her home town.

You can find my personal blog here: http://mashavladivostok.wordpress.com/

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Latest posts by Masha Egupova

22 September 2014

How Russia’s Anti-Profanity Law Is Affecting Independent Filmmakers

Russian filmmakers are still grappling with how the anti-profanity law will affect their work and Russian culture at large.

4 September 2013

Russia's Far East Beset with Toxic Japanese Cars

RuNet Echo

Vladivostok, a remote city in the Russian Far East, is notorious for the many used Japanese cars on its roads, which are possibly the worst in the country.

1 September 2012

Russia: Activist Jailed on Trumped Up Drug Charges

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, the list of what many are calling Russia's 'political prisoners' grew yet again. On August 28, activist Taisiya Osipova was sentenced to eight years in prison for...

5 June 2012

Russia: Oppositionists Ponder Putin's Legacy

RuNet Echo

With Moscow's next anti-government mass rally scheduled for 'Russia Day' on June 12, 2012, the protest movement reflects on May's 'Million Man March,' which ended in violent clashes between demonstrators...

1 March 2012

Russia: Vladivostok's Pre-Election Puzzle

RuNet Echo

Everyone and everything has turned political on the eve of the March 4 presidential election in Russia. The city of Vladivostok has caught this pre-election fever as well. Masha Egupova...

23 February 2012

Russia: Pro-Putin Rally in Vladivostok Causes Controversy

RuNet Echo

Pro-Putin rallies, also known as Putings, took place in many Russian cities last weekend. One such Puting caused a scandal in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, which is renowned...

13 December 2011

Russia: Post-Election Protest in Vladivostok on December 10

RuNet Echo

Prior to the national protests that took place on December 10 in various Russian cities, Vladivostok internet community has been actively discussing the necessity to protest. Masha Egupova reported the...

29 August 2011

Russia: Shark Attacks in Vladivostok

RuNet Echo

Russia is not known for sharks attacks, but this summer a number of incidents have occurred. Masha Egupova reports, and examines the blogosphere's response to the recent spate of shark...

5 July 2011

Russia: Vladivostok Bloggers Choose the City’s Flag

RuNet Echo

As the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit of 2012 approaches, local authorities of the Russian maritime city of Vladivostok are busy with preparations, but creative netizens have pointed out that...

14 February 2011

Russia: Blogger Detained for Spreading Bombing Rumors

RuNet Echo

Masha Egupova analyzes the cases of Ilya Korol, Far East blogger who got detained for a terroristic act rumor, and the new government initiatives that are aimed to monitor and...

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