Recorded presentations and talks
Open University, November, 2020
1984, New Authoritarianism and the Media
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of George Orwell’s 1984 and considering the legacies and future of authoritarianism, this event on Tuesday 17th November 2021 discussed 1984 and modern parallels; 21st century authoritarianism (politics, parties, leaders); The impact of the media; What this means for democracy. Guest speakers included Dorian Lynskey (author of ‘The Ministry of Truth: the Biography of George Orwell’s 1984’) and D.J Taylor (author of ‘Orwell: The Life’). Both spoke alongside OU POLIS academics Geoff Andrews and Precious Chatterje-Doody, with POLIS’s Donna Smith chairing.
After the Russia Report: Options for London, Moscow and Beyond
King's College London, July 2020
This panel discussion, organised by The Kings Russia Institute and Kings Department of War Studies, was focused on charting a way forward following the publication of the UK Intelligence and Security Committee's 'Russia report'. Chaired by Dr Natasha Kuhrt (KCL), the speakers were Dr Sam Greene (KCL), investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody (OU) and Dr Ruth Deyermond (KCL).
Al Jazeera English | The Listening Post, June 2020
COVID-19 in Russia: Fake News and Forced Confessions
In this episode of Al Jazeera's The Listening Post on fake news and COVID-19 in Russia, I discuss the relationship between Russian political elites and the appearance of conspiracy theories in contemporary Russian media.
How Russian Media targeting international audiences spread conspiracy theories
Centre for Democratic Integrity, Austria, May 2020
In this online discussion co-organised by the Centre for Democratic Integrity (https://democratic-integrity.eu/) and forum journalismus und medien (https://www.fjum-wien.at/) held on 26 May 2020, Dr Ilya Yablokov and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody discuss with Dr Anton Shekhovtsov the ways in which Russia's international broadcasters engage with conspiracy culture.
Politicians, people, power: RT and the curation of global news
National Defence University, Helsinki, April 2019
This presentation was given at the National Defence University of Finland's 2019 Russia Seminar, as part of a panel on Russian strategic narratives in the international arena.
Interview with Polygraph.info
George Washington University, April, 2019
Interview with Voice of America's Polygraph.info about how RT's coverage frames the news for its global audiences.
UCL SSEES, London, November, 2018
SSEESing Salisbury: Interrogating the Salisbury Novichok poisonings and their aftermath
Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with Novichok in Salisbury on 4 March, 2018, and two further people - Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess were subsequently poisoned, the latter fatally. Agents of the Russian foreign military's foreign intelligence agency were identified as the prime suspects in the British authorities' investigation.
This event brought together a panel of experts to address questions around the broader implications of the poisonings, the Russian leadership's responses, and the international media coverage of the scandal.
Global Development Institute podcast, June 2018
In this recent audio-documentary series, the BBC’s Stephen Sackur investigated in detail the global trends influencing the ongoing development of each of the BRICs, and their potential future directions. In this, the final, feature-length, episode of the series, I provided expert commentary on Russian economic and political trends following the imposition of sanctions.
Mediated militarism: Affective investments in RT’s coverage of the conflict in Syria
Comparative Media Studies in Today's World, Saint Petersburg State University, May 2018
This paper examines emotion and affect in relation to RT's coverage of Russia's intervention in the Syrian conflict, It was co-authored with Dr Rhys Crilley and was presented at the 2018 Comparative Media Studies in Today's World conference.
Competition for cooperation: Eurasian integration in context
University of Cambridge, January, 2014
"Competition for cooperation: Eurasian Integration in Context" (from 32:48) presented at Eurasia: discursive space, geopolitical project or geoeconomic reality? University of Cambridge, 2014