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Journalism in Post-Soviet Russia: Future in the Past or Past in the Future?
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Please join the Harriman Institute for a conversation with Nadezhda Azhgikhina. Moderated by Valentina Izmirlieva and Mark Lipovetsky.

Nadezhda Azhgikhina, a prominent journalist, will talk about the past and future of Russian journalism. What journalism can and should do to overcome the current dismal condition? How can it fight against censorship and political repressions? What lessons from the Perestroika-period journalism can be useful for today’s situation in Russian media?

Nadezhda Azhgikhina is a longtime journalist, the director of PEN Moscow, and the Harriman Institute’s former fellow. She wrote for a wide range of Russian and international media, from Ogonyok to The Nation. Azhgikhina has coordinated international projects on journalists’ rights and freedom of the media, as well as culture and gender, under the auspices of UNESCO, UN WOMEN, ILO, WHO, OSCE, and other institutions. She is also the Article 19 board member and served as Vice President of European Journalist Federation in 2013-2019.



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