Dr. Anna Litvinenko (Saint Petersburg/Berlin), journalist and media analyst, Freie Universität Berlin
Anna Litvinenko is a researcher in the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “Mediating (Semi-) Authoritarianism – The Power of the Internet in the Post-Soviet World.” After receiving her PhD in 2007 in Russia she worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of International Journalism of Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU). Starting 2010 she was head of the German-Russian Centre of Journalism at SPbU. From 2012-to 2015, she was in charge of the Office for International Academic and Scientific Exchange of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, SPbU. Anna is a recipient of several grants including fellowships of the German Bundestag and the German-Russian Forum (the “Journalists from Russia” programme). She has been a practicing journalist since 1996 and has received several journalism awards, among them the Special Prize of the Peter-Boenisch Contest of the German-Russian Forum “Petersburger Dialog” (2010) and the prize “For Professionalism in Journalism“ of Goethe-Institute’s international contest “Feeling of Presence” (2007). In 2011-2012 she was a visiting researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin, as a recipient of the German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders (Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation).