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Russian Media Most Cited People 2014

2014_RussoScopie_GenderGap_MediaFacts about coverage of personal names in the Russian Media in 2014,

  • of the top 100 faces cited every day: 90 are men, 10 are women
  • Vladimir Putin is most the most cited name all 6 days in a week
  • John Kerry was among top 10 most cited names
  • François Hollande was among top 30 most cited names

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Bonne année ! Happy new year ! С Новым годом!

RussoScopie est heureux de vous présenter ses meilleurs vœux pour la nouvelle année. Happy new year ! С Новым годом!
Happy New Year

Combien de français et de russes vivent aujourd’hui loin de leur pays ? Combien passeront le Nouvel An à Paris, à Moscou ou à Dubai? Que peut nous dire Twitter? Nous le découvrirons ensemble à la rentrée.

How many French, Russian people live abroad today? How many will travel and spend the New-Year in Paris, Moscow or in Dubai? What can Twitter tell us about it? We’ll discover it together in January.

Bonne année ! Happy new year ! С Новым годом!

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Russian e-Diaspora on Twitter

NamSor Applied Onomastics has just published an interactive map of the Russian digital Diaspora built ‘by recognizing the Twitter names of geotagged tweets’. This e-Diaspora is a mix of : real Diaspora, Russian Tourists, Business travellers, Students abroad, … A common view is that Twitter is not so big in Russia, though it’s quite popular in the Russian community in the US and the UK (as well as in the political Opposition). So what does the Russian Twitter really look like? You can click here to access the interactive features (zoom in, out, etc.)

Russian Twitter GEOnomastics

Russian Twitter GEOnomastics

And if you’d like to meet Russian people abroad during your next Holiday, now you know where to go …

Russian Twitter GEOnomastics

Russian Twitter GEOnomastics (Europe)

Bon voyage:-) Счастливое путешествие!

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The present topic pictures the assessment of the visibility of Arab world personalities and businesses as seen in the Russian news between January 2004 and April 2013.

New tools for new issues

Our objective was to put together a variety of expertise and work as a single team on a particularly complex issue in order to experiment several innovative information techniques.

The study

Both Russia and the Arab world are often scrutinized through a European or American prism, yet both areas are seldom observed from the viewpoint of their relations, whose historical and geographical relevance is paramount. These ties, however important, are not our only motive of study.

The current turmoil affecting many Arab countries and the essential diplomatic part Russia is playing should not be neglected – in this, the Syrian crisis is certainly the most blatant example. Therefore, access to the Russian-speaking media is probably the shortest way to get a genuine and thorough assessment of the Russian perception and priorities.

The methodology

We initially selected a sample of seven major Arab countries – namely Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
We subsequently used the Russian database INTEGRUM provided by RUSSOSCOPIE as a trial in order to extract a list of personalities, mostly politicians and diplomats, associated with each country. Once extracted, the comprehensive database only provided, however, raw information that required processing and qualification: hence, the list of hundreds of names had to be analysed and revised to come up with precise and accurate intelligence. In our case, this resulted in 280 different personalities reflecting Russian priorities in the news (concerning for instance Syria and Egypt). For each name, all the related articles are indexed in the database.

Aside from the press, the database also provided us with information regarding companies registered and/or present in Russia. We took either one of the selected countries or one single name in particular to find these companies. Dozens of Arab firms of different sizes and fields were subsequently singled out and categorized.
Such data have both geopolitical and microeconomic dimensions. On the one hand, they can be employed to outline the interactions between geopolitical areas of interest. On the other, they match the purpose of business prospection and competitive intelligence.

To come up with the results, a major asset was the onomastics software, provided by NAMSOR, applied to various alphabets including Russian Cyrillic, Latin and Arabic. Its ability to recognize similarity in names helped us find several other Arab personalities amongst the tens of thousands of names featured by the Russian media since 2004.

The results

In the end, the INTEGRUM database and the name recognition software combined with the analytical skills at AESMA brought interesting statistical results: THE EVOLUTION AND COMPARISON OF THE EXPOSURE OF ARAB PERSONALITIES IN RUSSIA SINCE 2004.

Arab People In Russian Media (2013)

At first glance, the Russian interest for the Arab world seems obvious, as shown by the hundreds of di€fferent Arab personalities mentioned in the Russian media. Comparisons within the Arab world but also between the Arab world and Europe lead to at least three conclusions:
(1) even though it is not a clear priority (compared with Europe for instance) the importance of the Arab world is increasing;
(2) media coverage is more reactive to events rather than to traditional alliances;
(3) due to current trends and developments, 2013 will be a milestone year in the relationship between Russia and Arab countries.

About the author

Adlene Mohammedi is a PhD candidate specialised in geopolitics and one of the authors of ARAPRISM.

About the contributors

The consulting firm AESMA™ is the editor of Eurasia Focus, a newsletter focused on business intelligence in Russia and the CIS.

RUSSOSCOPIE™ is the distributor of INTEGRUM, a leading professional database covering Russian media, companies, and decision makers.

NAMSOR™ is a provider of applied onomastics, sociolinguistics and name recognition software

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Download the PDF Version in English White Paper AESMA-Russoscopie 2p EN, Russian White Paper AESMA-Russoscopie 2p RU or French White Paper AESMA-Russoscopie 2p FR.  This is a reblog, you may find the original article here.

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