Putin-Era Press

UPDATE: Due to the snowstorm in New York City, the event reported below and its live stream, have been rescheduled to Friday, February 10, 7-8:30 pm ET.

With the Kremlin now engaged in a brouhaha with Bill O’Reilly and Fox News Channel, while the White House continues to spar with the US media in general, maybe Russian journalists can shed some light on how a free press can survive in such trying circumstances?

On Thursday, PEN America, a leading association of writers and editors, will live-stream Red Square, White House — with three Russian journalists discussing “the US elections, the rise of authoritarian leaders worldwide, and what has been learned about how to survive an autocracy.”

The participants will be Galina Timchenko, publisher of Russian news site Meduza; Tikhon Dzyadko, a New York-based journalist with Russian-language TV network RTVi; and Sergey Parkhomenko, a veteran Russian journalist. The Atlantic’s Julia Ioffe will moderate the event from the Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Center.

To watch, go to www.facebook.com/PENamerican from 7-8:30 pm ET on February 9.

(Note: featured image was originally posted to Flickr by DonkeyHotey)

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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