Public Lecture by Mikhail Zygar: All the Kremlin's Men - New Hope or Phantom Menace
The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga invites you and members of your organization to a Public Lecture by Mikhail Zygar. Until recently Mikhail Zygar was the editor-in-chief of the independent and controversial Russian TV channel Dozhd.
17:00 - 19:00 Friday 22/01/2016SSE Riga, Soros Auditorium, Strelnieku 4a
Public Lecture by Mikhail Zygar:
All the Kremlin's Men - New Hope or Phantom Menace
Mikhail Zygar will give a presentation of todays Russia based on his new book “All the Kremlins Men”. The book tells the story of Russia during the reign of Vladimir Putin from 2000 to 2015, based on open sources and personal interviews with members of the inner circle of Vladimir Putin.
Mikhail Zygar has graduated from Moscow State University and has been a professor at the faculty of International journalism. He has worked as deputy editor in chief for Russian Newsweek and as senior correspondent for Kommersant Publishing House. Zygar is the author of several books: War and War and Myth (2006), Gazprom: Russia's New Weapon, which explores Russia's recent history through the currency of gas(2007) and All the Kremlin's Men (2015). Mikhail have been awarded the International Press Freedom Award, New York, 2014, and Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Hanburg, 2014.
Galina Timchenko will moderate the lecture. Timchenko is the executive editor for Meduza project, an independent news outlet based in Riga. She has previous worked as an editor for Kommersant Newspaper and as an editor in chief for Lenta.ru
“Under Zygar's leadership, Dozhd become an alternative to Kremlin-controlled federal TV channels by focusing on news content and giving a platform to opposition voices. The channel's coverage of politically sensitive issues, like the Moscow street protests in 2011 and 2012 as well as the conflict in Ukraine, has been dramatically different from the official coverage by Russia's national television stations. Because of its independent editorial line, Dozhd has come under immense pressure.”
/ International Press Freedom Awards2014
The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga has provided workshops and open lectures promoting quality investigative journalism since 2009.