Global Journalist Radio
The Future of Press Freedom in Russia
6:30pm - 7:00 pm, October 13, 2011
This Week's Guests:
Bio: Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with The Guardian. He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and has covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. In February 2011, Harding was refused entry into Russia. He thus became the first foreign journalist to be expelled from Russia since the end of the Cold War. His new book Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia, is published by Guardian Books. He is currently based at The Guardian's office in London.
Co-Founder, Foundation for Investigative Journalism (Russia)
Vice-Chair, Executive Board, International Press Institute
Bio: Galina Sidorova is a special correspondent and former editor-in-chief of the Russian monthly Sovershenno Secretno, the first privately-owned and independent newspaper during the collapse of the Soviet Union. She is the author of many publications on the foreign and domestic politics of the Soviet Union and Russia. In March of this year, she co-founded the Foundation for Investigative Journalism. Sidorova is also Vice Chair of the International Press Instituteís executive board.
Editor-in-Chief, Pro et Contra
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow Center
Bio: Maria Lipman is the editor of the Pro et Contra journal, published by Carnegie Moscow Center. Lipman is also an expert in the Society and Regions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. She served as deputy editor of the Russian weekly newsmagazines, Ezhenedelíny zhurnal from 2001 to 2003, and Itogi from 1995 to 2001. She has worked as a translator, researcher and contributor for The Washington Post's Moscow bureau and has had a monthly op-ed column in The Washington Post since 2001.