The Struggle for Press Freedom in Russia: The Role of Independent Regional Newspapers

NED’s Center for International Media Assistance and the Europe and Eurasia Program, together with the Eurasia Foundation, hosted a discussion on the state of regional print media in Russia. Anna Koshman, the executive director of the Russian Alliance of Independent Regional Publishers and visiting inaugural Bill Maynes Fellow with the Eurasia Foundation, gave the main presentation on the challenges that independent regional newspapers face. Andrei Piontkovsky of the Hudson Institute, along with RTV1’s Vladimir V. Kara-Murza, Jr., served as responders. Nadia Diuk, senior director of NED’s Europe and Eurasia Program, moderated the discussion.


Anna Koshman
Executive Director
Russian Alliance of Independent Regional Publishers


Andrei Piontkovsky
Visiting Fellow
Hudson Institute

Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr.
Washington Bureau Chief

Moderated by

Nadia Diuk
Senior Director
NED’s Europe and Eurasia Program

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