Article 14316

Title of the article

INFORMATION WARS AND THE MEDIASCAPE: THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF CURRENT CHANGES

Authors

Barabash Viktor Vladimirovich, Doctor of philological sciences, professor, head of sub-department of mass communications, dean of the philological faculty, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (10/2 Miklukho-Maklaya street, Moscow, Russia), barabash.victor@gmail.com
Kotelenets Elena Anatolievna, Doctor of historical sciences, professor, sub-department of Russian history, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (10/2 Miklukho-Maklaya street, Moscow, Russia), kotelelena@yandex.ru

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002

DOI

10.21685/2072-3024-2016-3-14

Abstract

Background. The relevance of this article is explained by the worsening political situation in the world and the increased amount of information warfare between different social groups, political parties and countries in the late XX – early XXI centuries. The main purpose of this work is to theoretically justify current changes, new concepts and definitions related to the impact of information technologies on diffe¬rent segments of the population.
Materials and methods. To achieve this goal we used various materials of Rus-sian and foreign researchers. The basic method was studying the media environment in countries with different power regimes.
Results. We have studied the causes of changes in information flows, the nature of network and cyber wars and their impact on traditional and electronic media. We have also summarized components of modern information processes in the world that affect the nature of information warfare and media space.
Conclusions. The analysis allows us to identify the connection between propa-ganda, information wars and the media in the XX – early XXI centuries. New con-cepts and definitions contribute to understanding the information technology impact on different segments of the population.

Key words

information war (fare), propaganda, mediascape, political regime, communication, information technologies.

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