The Crisis in Russia's Media
On the fourth anniversary of the murder of renowned human-rights reporter Anna Politkovskaya, Russia’s journalists are more embattled than ever. The cases of 19 murdered news professionals remain unsolved. Independent media suffer from government harassment and economic pressure. Yet critical, courageous journalism persists, joined by a new generation of bloggers and online voices.
The Dart Center and The Harriman Institute hosted a timely discussion about the challenges facing journalists in Russia, the global campaign for an end to impunity in the cases of Politkovskaya and other assassinated journalists, and the evolving movement to advance Russian democracy through freedom of the press.
This event featured Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Executive Secretary, Russian Union of Journalists and Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Literature and Culture, Columbia University, and Chair of the Department of Slavic, Barnard College, in a conversation moderated by Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.