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Journalists from Russia featured in one-day conference


The Miami University Havighurst Center for Russian and Post Soviet Studies will present "The Future of Investigative Journalism in Russia" on Wednesday, April 10, in 186 Marcum Conference Center.

The one-day conference will include three panel discussions with five journalists from Russia.

Miami is one of three stops for the journalists. They will also visit the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York and the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

The Harriman Institute, the Kennan Institute and Miami’s journalism program are co-sponsors for the three-city tour.

This conference is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.

Panel Discussions:

9:30-10:45 a.m. – The Status of Investigative Journalism in Russia Today

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Covering Corruption in Russia

2:30-4 p.m. – Opposition and the Regime: Covering the Story


Elena Milashina is a special correspondent for Novaya Gazeta and a contributor to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Milashina is a recipient of the 2009 Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism from Human Rights Watch and the 2013 International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Department of State. She has covered events such as drug trafficking, terrorist attacks, military disasters and murders of fellow journalists.

Ivan Ninenko is the deputy director of Transparency International – Russia and co-anchor of the weekly TV program on corruption on the online television channel, Dozhd TV. His work focuses on monitoring the implementation of anti-corruption legislation in Russia.

Elizaveta Osetinskaya is editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, Russian Edition. Her specialties include economics, business and energy.

Svetlana Reiter is a freelance journalist for Bolshoi Gorod magazine and Esquire Russia magazine. She was named the 2013 Paul Klebnikov Fellow, a title awarded in honor of Klebnikov following his 2004 assassination. Reiter’s work focuses on medical, social and political topics. She has written about medical and social treatment in Russia, the work of the Committee Against Torture in Chechnya, the 2011 Duma and the 2012 presidential election.

Nataliya Rostova is a senior correspondent for She was awarded the 2012 Galina Starovoitova Fellowship at the Kennan Institute. Her work focuses on media-related issues, including some experience with American media companies.


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