On March 8, Online talk will discuss Russian independent media and crisis. The panel will discuss the following topics: How are the Russian independent media and journalists working in times of Russia’s invasion in Ukraine? What are their roles and possibilities for reporting in the period of information war? How does e.g. the law on foreign agents and other restrictions affect their work? How does the future for independent media look?

The participants of a panel discussion will be:

  • Veera Laine, postdoctoral fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs; 
  • Ekaterina Abashina, lawer, Roskomsvoboda, Russian NGO focusing on digital rights of journalists and internet users;
  • Aleksander Amzin, independent media expert.

Online talk will be organized in Zoom March, 8 from 12:00 to 13:30 (Helsinki time). If you want to participate and get emails about the next online talks, please leave your contact information here until March, 7 noon: registration form. If you registered for Online talks or RMLN email list before, no need to register again, we’ll send you the information.

Moderators: Dr Katja Lehtisaari (Tampere University) and Dr Olga Dovbysh (University of Helsinki)

Online talk on Russian Media is a collaborative initiative between Russian Media Lab Network, University of Helsinki, and Tampere Research Center for Russian and Chinese Media.

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