The research team at the site of research includes, in addition to the principal investigator, four senior scholars who have other appointments but who contribute expertise from different sides to the project. Four researchers are working within the project, one postdoctoral and three doctoral students. The team members outside Finland are the partners in the BRICS countries, accompanied by other senior scholars with relevant expertise as well as selected doctoral students.

At the site of research (University of Tampere):

Professor Emeritus Kaarle Nordenstreng, specialist on international communication
www.uta.fi/cmt/en/contact/staff/kaarlenordenstreng/index.html

Docent Mika Aaltola, specialist on international relations
www.fiia.fi/en/expert/49/

Professor Emeritus Jyrki Käkönen, specialist on international relations
www.uta.fi/jkk/pol/yhteystiedot/kakonen.html

Docent Jukka Pietiläinen, specialist on media in Russia
www.uta.fi/~jukka.pietilainen/jukkaeng.htm

Docent Iiris Ruoho, specialist on media culture
www.uta.fi/cmt/en/contact/staff/iirisruoho/index.html

Docent Svetlana Pasti, specialist on journalists in Russia
www.uta.fi/cmt/en/contact/staff/svetlanapasti/index.html

Researcher Dmitry Yagodin
www.uta.fi/cmt/en/research/comet/contact/yagodin.html

Researcher Leonardo da Costa Custodio
http://www.uta.fi/iasr/fellows/2017-2018/leonardocustodio.html

Researcher Marko Juutinen
uta-fi.academia.edu/MarkoTapani

Doctoral student Jari Väliverronen
www.uta.fi/cmt/en/research/comet/contact/valiverronen.html

In the BRICS countries below first are listed the partners, followed by other colleagues and doctoral students who have agreed to be involved in the project.

Brazil

Associate Professor Raquel Paiva de Araujo Soares, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
lattes.cnpq.br/1075305856036847

Professor Emeritus Muniz Sodré Cabral, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?metodo=apresentar&id=K4783959Y6

Doctoral student João Paulo Carrera Malerba, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
lattes.cnpq.br/9200860010230450

Master student Adriana Gonçalves Saraiva, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
lattes.cnpq.br/1430292538242623

Professor Fernando Oliveira Paulino, University of Brasilia
lattes.cnpq.br/2907708501435465

Professor Liziane Soares Guazina, University of Brasilia                        http://lattes.cnpq.br/6331316797695305

Professor Cláudia Lago, São Paulo University
lattes.cnpq.br/8397513482369217

Professor Sonia Virginia Moreira, State University of Rio de Janeiro
buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4783920A7

Associate Professor Márcio Guerra, Federal University of Juiz de Fora
buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4708712Y2

Master student Christiane Bara Pascoalino, Federal University of Juiz de Fora
lattes.cnpq.br/4850164276942749

Professor Joseph Straubhaar, University of Texas at Austin
rtf.utexas.edu/faculty/joe-straubhaar

Russia

Professor Elena Vartanova, Lomonosov Moscow State University
www.journ.msu.ru/persons/664/

Associate Professor Anastasia Grusha, Lomonosov Moscow State University
www.journ.msu.ru/persons/1282/

Associate professor Maria Lukina, Lomonosov Moscow State University
www.journ.msu.ru/persons/1085/

Associate Professor Maria Anikina, Lomonosov Moscow State University
www.journ.msu.ru/persons/659/?sphrase_id=6153031

Professor Michail Fedotov, Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation
eng.state.kremlin.ru/persons/208

Professor Dmitry Gavra, St.Petersburg State University
gavra-dmitry.narod2.ru/

Senior Lecturer Kamilla Nigmatulina, St.Petersburg State University
eng.jf.spbu.ru/index/166/161-34.html

Docent Alena Savitskaya, St.Petersburg State University
eng.jf.spbu.ru/index/166/169-96.html

Docent Dmitry Shishkin, St.Petersburg State University
eng.jf.spbu.ru/index/166/169-99.html

Professor Dmitry Strovsky, Ariel University of Samaria
usu-ru.academia.edu/DmitriyStrovsky

India

Professor B.P. Sanjay, University of Hyderabad
commuoh.in/faculty-members/

Assistant Professor Ravindra Kumar Vemula, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
efluniversity.academia.edu/RavindraKumarVemula

Associate Professor Naga Mallika Gudipaty, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
www.efluniversity.ac.in/Communication.html#Naga

Professor Daya Thussu, University of Westminster
www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/thussu-daya

Senior Lecturer Savyasaachi Jain, Swansea University
www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/academic/artshumanities/ltm/savyasaachijain/

Professor Jyotika Ramaprasad, University of Miami
com.miami.edu/profile/Ramaprasad,Jyotika

China

Professor Zhengrong Hu, Communication University of China
www.huzhengrong.net/about/

Professor Yuezhi Zhao, Simon Fraser University & Communication University of China
pages.cmns.sfu.ca/yuezhi_zhao/

Associate Professor Peixi Xu, Communication University of China
www.uta.fi/cmt/en/contact/staff/peixixu/index.html

Assistant Professor Deqiang Ji, Communication University of China
cuc.academia.edu/DeqiangJi

Professor Lu Xinyu, Fudan University
www.xwxy.fudan.edu.cn/node2/fdxwxy/jzyg/node816/node904/userobject1ai101460.html

Professor Ke Guo, Shanghai International Studies University

Professor Peiqin Chen, Shanghai International Studies University

Doctoral student Raymond Ruiming Zhou, Fudan University
homepage.fudan.edu.cn/zhourmraymond/en

Doctoral student Yu Xu, University of Southern California
http://annenberg.usc.edu/communication/communication-phd/doctoral-students/yu-xu

Professor Colin Sparks, Hong Kong Baptist University
journalism.hkbu.edu.hk/staff/profColinSparks.php

South Africa

Professor Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town
www.cfms.uct.ac.za/fam/staff/wasserman

Professor Pieter Fourie, University of South Africa

Associate Professor Viola Milton, University of South Africa
www.unisa.ac.za/Default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=14215

Senior Lecturer Musawenkosi Ndlovu, University of Cape Town
www.cfms.uct.ac.za/fam/staff/ndlovu

Associate Professor Anthea Garman, Rhodes University
www.ru.ac.za/jms/staff/writingandediting/antheagarman/

Doctoral student Azwihangwisi Mufamadi, Rhodes University
mediaandcitizenship.ru.ac.za/about-us/staff/