Apr 18 2024


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


The Russian Media in Exile

Please join the Harriman Institute¬†at the Columbia Journalism School for a talk with the Harriman Institute’s 2024 Klebnikov Civil Society Fellow Andrei Zakharov. Moderated by¬†Keith Gessen.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, most Russian independent journalists have moved into exile. Like independent journalists from Iran and Hong Kong, they have to operate from abroad. How do independent Russian journalists reach their audiences? Do they have an audience at home? Do they have any influence on what is happening inside Russia where most Western social media outlets are blocked? How do independent Russian journalists finance their media initiatives when contributing funds to them from Russia is often prohibited? In short, do independent Russian journalists have a future in journalism?

Event Contact Information:
Eileen Huhn
(212) 854-6217