Concordia Contexts Conference: Independent Russian Journalists in Exile and in Russia:

Combatting propaganda, reaching audiences, informing, doing journalism or activism

Independent journalism in Russia has been silenced for over a decade, but numerous journalists, in exile and within the country, produce impressive work. They face challenges on numerous fronts: countering Moscow war narrative, reaching audiences in the era of prohibitions and information war, selecting topics that satisfy new donors and old audiences; staying relevant for those who remained in Russia and those who emigrated. Can independent media defy war propaganda and influence public opinion? Can they keep journalistic standards, or they operate as activists?

Welcome Greetings
Daniela Kraus, Presseclub Concordia and Mirjana Tomić, Fjum/Presseclub Concordia.

Introductory remarks

Presentation of the Security Radar 2023
Christos Katsioulis
, Director, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Regional Office for International cooperation

Overview of the current media landscape in Russia and exile
Anna Litvinenko researcher, Freie Universität Berlin

Panel discussion followed by Q&A

Informing from Exile: Audience, content, objectivity, journalism and/or activism
Galina Timchenko,
award-winning journalist, CEO and co-founder of Meduza
Tikhon Dzyadko
, journalist, TV presenter, media manager, editor-in-chief, TV Dozhd
Ilia Krasilshchik
, editor, journalist, entrepreneur, CEO and founder of Helpdesk

Moderation: Mirjana Tomić fjum, Presseclub Concordia

Panel discussion followed by Q&A

Reporting from Russia & regional media in exile

Irina Tumakova, award-winning special correspondent for Novaya Gazeta/Novaya Gazeta Europe
Kirill Artemenko, director of Bumag

Moderation: Anna Litvinenko, Freie Universität Berlin


Communication strategy of the Feminist Anti-War Resistance

Lolja Nordic, artist, feminist and anti-war activist

Closing Remarks

Marie Frenay, Member of Cabinet of European Commission Vice-President Jourová