In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis, the Russian government has passed legislation suppressing foreign involvement in domestic NGOs and media outlets, while at the same time ramping up its own propaganda efforts. How can journalists preserve a forum for free discussion in such a climate–and is freedom of speech still possible in Russia?
The Center on Global Interests hosted a discussion with Alexey Venediktov, editor-in-chief of the influential radio station Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow), described by some as the “last bastion of free media in Russia.” Mr. Venediktov shared his views on the media situation in Russia, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and the state of U.S.-Russia relations. The event was moderated by CGI President, Dr. Nikolai Zlobin.
Watch the full event below: