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The Post-Soviet Press: A Long Road to Freedom | Shorenstein Center

December 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am

Thirty years ago this December, the Soviet Union broke up, creating 15 new countries and high expectations that many of them would embrace democracy — including guarantees of freedom of the press. Thirty years on, only a handful of the post-Soviet states have met expectations for free, independent media. Several others maintain strict, Soviet-style controls on information, and press freedoms continue to decline in Russia, Belarus and elsewhere. But the struggle goes on, aided by western support. We’ll talk with people at the forefront of the struggle in Ukraine and Moldova, two countries where western support remains crucial for independent media and investigative journalism.

Join us for a conversation with Corina Cepoi, Chief of Party, Project Director and Country Director at Internews in Moldova and Kyrgyzstan, and Oleg Khomenok, member of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) Board of Directors, International Fact-Checking Network expert, and Senior Media Advisor at Internews Network, moderated by Ann Cooper, CBS Professor Emerita Of Professional Practice, Columbia University, and Spring 2020 Joan Shorenstein Fellow.



December 7, 2021
11:00 am
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