THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal


2014. №2, pp. 313-319

Zaytseva Maryana A. - Post-graduate Student, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatischev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,

The author considers the major themes and key issues relevant to the population of the Astrakhan region in terms of coverage of these processes in the media in the 1990s. Among them - the problems of health, wages, cooperation of Caspian regions, ethnic and other issues. Social issues, which were main for population of the region during the period, were presented in the media by publications of journalists and letters from readers. The author has shown that the provision by the Constitution of the Russian Federation citizens' right to information considered by the Administration of the Astrakhan region as an important condition for the formation of the region of civil society and rule of law. This fact was shown by regulations, governing the media, and regular meetings of the regional head with reporters, where they received first-hand information about the actions of the government. The dialogue between regional authorities and media was organized in a situation of finding optimal ways to solve social problems. It was the period of formation and development of the regional press of the new Russia, environment for talented journalists in Astrakhan.

Key words: regional press, the government, the daily life of the population, "fourth power", the regional media, social issues, Astrakhan newspapers, Astrakhan press, Astrakhan journalists, media regulation, региональная пресса, власть, повседневная жизнь населения, «четвертая власть», региональные СМИ, социальная проблематика, астраханские газеты, астраханская пресса, астраханские журналисты, регулирование СМИ