The Future of Investigative Journalism in Russia

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Marcum Conference Center, Rm 186

Russian journalism faces many challenges in the current political environment in Russia. The central government controls all of the major television stations, while censorship over other media has expanded in the aftermath of the 2012 elections in Russia. Despite these trends, independent journalism is still alive in Russia, particularly in a handful of newspapers and some radio stations of limited reach.

Four ground-breaking Russian journalists will discuss their experiences as well as the future of investigative journalism in Russia.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Journalism at Miami University, this one-day conference is part of a larger 3-city tour, with co-sponsored with the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, New York, and the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, in Washington, DC.

Panel 1: The Status of Investigative Journalism in Russia Today

Panel 2: Covering Corruption in Russia

Panel 3: Opposition and the Regime: Covering the Story


Ivan Ninenko, deputy director of Transparency International – Russia and co-anchor of the weekly TV program on corruption on the opposition online television channel, Dozhd TV.

Elizaveta Osetinskaya, editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, Russian Edition.

Svetlana Reiter, freelance journalist for Bolshoi Gorod magazine and Esquire Russia magazine.  Named the 2013 Paul Klebnikov Fellow, a title awarded in honor of the late journalist.

Nataliya Rostova, senior correspondent, Awarded the 2012 Galina Starovoitova Fellowship at the Kennan Institute.

Elena Milashina, special correspondent for Novaya Gazeta and a contributor to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Awarded Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism and, in 2013, granted the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Department of State.

Moderator: Karen Dawisha, Director, The Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies


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