Galina Timchenko used to run Lenta.ru, a widely read Russian news site. When she was fired and replaced in 2014 by a Kremlin-backed editor, most of the editorial staff followed her to Riga, Latvia, where they established Meduza, an independent Russian news site. Alexey Kovalev used to work for Russian State media, but now runs a site dedicated to exposing fake news and propaganda. Hear from both about life and work under Putin, lessons for journalists working in Trump’s America, and tips for being an informed media consumer, no matter where in the world you get your news.
- 2017 Festival