Doing Journalism in Russia

Kursnummer: 17019

Dialogue with the award-winning Russian journalists

When: 27 June 2019, 9:30-11:30
Where: Presseclub Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna
Registration deadline: 25 June 2019.
Language: English
Target Audience: Journalists, Thinktank Analysts, Professors

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Cooperation project: Redkollegia Award, Moscow; Presseclub Concordia, Vienna; Kennan Institute/Wilson Centre, Washington DC; IREX, Washington DC; Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, Moscow; Forum Journalismus und Medien (fjum), Vienna.


Seven recipients of the Redkollegia Award, an institution created to support independent journalism in Russia, focusing on original investigation and reportage, will speak about their work and challenges.

Their articles and interests encompass themes such as corruption, torture, ethnic conflicts, human rights, organisation of elites in Russia, feminism, environmental issues, gay rights, social problems, Islam, public life in the regions, Russian Orthodox Church, penitentiary system, etc.


9:30-9:35 Welcome greetings

Daniela Kraus, Secretary General, Presseclub Concordia
Mirjana Tomić, Project Manager, fjum

9:35-10:20 Introduction and presentations

Sergey Pakhomenko, Russian journalist, publisher, political commentator, founder of the Redkollegia Award, and senior fellow at the Kennan Institute/ Wilson Centre, Washington DC, will give an overview of the media situation in Russia.

Seven journalists will talk about their work and challenges: Aleksandrina Elagina, Ilya Azar, Irina Gordienko, Vladimir Prokushev, Gleb Yarovoy, Ksenia Leonova, and Dmitry Shvets.

10:20-11:30 Group and individual dialogue with the audience.
11.30-12.30 Networking


Sergey Parkhomenko, journalist, publisher, senior fellow at the Kennan Institute/Wilson Centre, Washington DC.

Aleksandrina Elagina, former chief editor of the, an anti-corruption project, and correspondent at The New Times magazine, Moscow.

Ilya Azar, Novaya Gazeta, Moscow.

Irina Gordienko, Novaya Gazeta, Moscow.

Vladimir Prokushev, 7×7 project, Syktyvkar, Komi Republic.

Gleb Yarovoy, 7×7 project, Petrozavodsk, Karelia.

Ksenia Leonova, contributor to Afisha, Esquire, Openspace, Colta, Meduza, Moscow.

Dmitry Shvets, Mediazona, Moscow.

Target Groups

Journalists from the Austrian and Austria-based media, foreign and national news desks; journalists from the neighbouring countries; thinktank analysts, researchers and university professors.

Number of participants: Maximum 35

Further Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager,, or call 0676 365 26 93

Mirjana Tomić develops and manages fjum_Kontext information sessions on current international affairs. Her international career encompasses journalism, media and political analyses, public outreach and university lecturing. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from Brandeis University, US, and an MA from El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico.

27.06.201909:30 - 12:30
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich.
Ksenia Leonova, Vladimir Prokushev, Irina Gordienko, Ilya Azar, Gleb Yarovoy, Dmitry Shvets, Aleksandrina Elagina, Sergey Parkhomenko
Presseclub Concordia
Bankgasse 8, 1010 Wien