Freedom of Expression in Russia with Nadezda Akhgikhina and Katrina vanden Heuvel

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
12:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 1219 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th St)

Please join us for a talk by Nadezda Azhgikhina (Vice President of the European Federation of Journalists, Executive Director of Moscow PEN, Senior Lecturer, Moscow State University Journalism School) and Katrina vanden Heuvel (Editor and Publisher of The Nation) for their presentation on "Freedom of Expression in Russia." Azhgikhina will present the findings of International PEN's new report "Russia's Strident Stifling of Free Speech, 2012-2018" and comment on the formation of the new Moscow PEN organization. She will be joined by Katrina vanden Heuvel, a longtime Russia watcher; co-editor, with Azhgikhina, of the Russian feminist newsletter; You and We; and co-editor (with Stephen F. Cohen) of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev’s Reformers. Vanden Heuvel will share her experiences as a journalist in Moscow and speak about the beginnings of Novaya Gazeta. The presentation will conclude with a conversation about Russia-American dialogue through the years.

Russia's Strident Stifling of Free Speech

Photo: Oleg Sentsov, recipient of the 2018 Andrei Sakharov Prize