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Friday, October 9 • 17:30 - 18:30
What's Happening in Russia?

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It’s the big bear in the room. Russia is one of the most powerful countries on earth and yet it is also one of the least understood. Find out from three long-time reporters from Russia exactly what is happening in that country. How much control does Putin really exercise and what are his plans for media and his neighbors? Can independent media really survive?

This session is done in collaboration with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

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Börge Nilsson

Journalist, Textra/Scoop Russia
Project Coordinator for FGJ in SCOOP Russia. Also freelance journalist in Textra frilansredaktion, covering Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

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Roman Anin

Head of investigative section, Novaya Gazeta
Roman Anin is the head of investigative section of Moscow based Novaya Gazeta, one of the most famous Russian newspapers in the world. He began his career in 2006 as a sports writer, but in 2008 was moved to the newspaper’s investigative section. Since 2009 Anin has been working... Read More →
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Andrei Soldatov

Investigative journalist and editor, Agentura.ru
Andrei Soldatov is an investigative journalist and editor and co-founder of Agentura.Ru, an information hub on intelligence agencies. Soldatov regularly makes comments on terrorism and intelligence issues for Vedomosti, Radio Free Europe and the BBC. He authored a chapter on Russia’s... Read More →
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Galina Timchenko

CEO and Founder, Meduza
Galina Timchenko, Russian journalist, CEO and founder of Meduza. The Latvia-based news outlet was founded in 2014. Prior to establishing Maduza, Timchenko was editor-in-chief of Lenta.ru, one of the most influential Moscow-based online media outlets in Russia. In 2014 she was fired... Read More →
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Mikhail Zygar

Editor-in-chief, Dozhd
Mikhail Zygar is the editor-in-chief of the independent Russian TV channel Dozhd. Under Zygar's leadership, Dozhd has provided an alternative to Kremlin-controlled federal TV channels by focusing on news content and giving a platform to opposition voices. The channel's coverage... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30 CEST
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

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