Self-censorship narrated:Journalism in Central and Eastern Europe


Bringing together empirical studies of former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, this Special Issue explores the relationship between censorship and self-censorship. All the cases under consideration share a history of state-led censorship. Importantly, however, the authors argue that journalism in the former Eastern bloc has developed features similar to those observed in many countries which have never experienced state socialism. This introduction presents the theoretical framework and the historical backgound that provide the backdrop for this Special Issue’s contributions, all of which take a journalist-focused angle.

Publication DOI:
Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > Sociology and Policy
Languages & Social Sciences
Additional Information: © Sage 2020. The final publication is available via Sage at
Uncontrolled Keywords: Censorship,Crimea,Croatia,Hungary,Latvia,Poland,Serbia,Ukraine,self-censorship,Language and Linguistics,Communication
Full Text Link: https://www.rep ... dle/1810/297715
Related URLs: https://journal ... 267323119897801 (Publisher URL)
http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
PURE Output Type: Editorial
Published Date: 2020-02-01
Published Online Date: 2020-01-22
Accepted Date: 2019-11-15
Authors: Schimpfössl, Elisabeth ( 0000-0002-6168-7411)
Yablokov, Ilya
Fedirko, Taras
Zeveleva, Olga
Bajomi-Lazar, Peter



Version: Accepted Version

| Preview

Export / Share Citation


Additional statistics for this record