Friday, October 29, 2010

Podcast of Ilya Barabanov's Talk At the Columbia Journalism School

On October 25, 2010, Ilya Barabanov, 2010 Winner of the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism, addressed students at the prestigious Columbia University Journalism School. Barabanov discussed the situation of independent press in Russia today, and highlighted the particular challenges faced by his publication, The New Times.

Barabanov, deputy editor of The New Times, received the award at a ceremony held October 22, 2010 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Keynote speaker David E. Hoffman, contributing editor to the Washington Post and Foreign Policy Magazine, and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Dead Hand, called Barabanov "An example of what has gone right with Russia since the collapse of communism."

Listen to the Podcast here.

Photo: Ilya Barabanov (left) and Alexander Osipovich (right) speaking at the Columbia Journalism School.

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