The image of the North Caucasus on federal channels
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The image of the North Caucasus on federal channels
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Marina Dreval 
Occupation: Research Assistant
Affiliation: Laboratory for Political Studies, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
Address: 13, Milyutinsky lane., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

This article discusses the main factors of media image of the North Caucasus. The object of the study is considered in the following three categories: the specifi city of the region relative to its position in the Russian Federation, the historical and cultural factors of the formation of the image of the region, as well as features of news-making about the North Caucasus, in particular, on the federal TV channels. Based on the analysis there were identifi ed three key characteristics of the image of the North Caucasus, broadcasted on federal television channels – a “explosiveness” of the region (terrorist activity), the high concentration of criminal groups and socio-economic disadvantage. The study was performed according to the methodology based on the material of expert interviews.

the image of the North Caucasus on federal channels, mass media infl uence, grounded theory, expert interviews, ethnic confl icts
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