Russian free press under threat?
Miklos Haraszti, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
1945 - Born in Jerusalem
1967 - Graduates, Budapest University
1976 - Co-founder, Hungarian Democratic Opposition Movement
1980 - Editor, Beszelo underground periodical
1990 - Member, hunGarian parliament
1994 - Lectures on democratization and media politics at numerous universities
1996 - Receives honorary degree, Northwestern University, U.S.
2004 - OSCE representative on freedom of the media
Aleksey Pankin, Journalist, Publicist
1957 - Born in Moscow
1979 - Graduates, Moscow State University of International Relations
1979 - Joins the Institute for U.S. and Canada Studies
1988 - Deputy editor-in-chief, International Life journal
1992 - Head, programme of co-operation with Central and Eastern Europe, European Media Institute, Dusseldorf
2005 - Founder, opinions and comments column, Izvestia newspaper
2007 - Editor-in-chief, strategies and practice of publishing business magazine
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered three years ago, but her killers have not been brought to justice so far. Is the state failing to protect the rights of journalists? Is the freedom of media under threat in Russia? We’ll be discussing these issues with Miklos Haraszti and Aleksey Pankin.