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International debate on freedom of speech and Russian media

05 Feb 2007

Join the discussion with prominent journalists and academics on 15 February 2007

The first of three international debates on Russia and the West: Media, Democracy and Conflict.

Organized by: Stephen Hutchings and Oxana Poberejnaia (supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council)

Debate 1: The Media and Freedom of Speech

15 February 2007, 7pm-9pm
Lecture Theatre A, Zochonis Building, The University of Manchester

Panel members:

  • Elena Degtereva, Media researcher, former correspondent of the state channel 'Russia'
  • Mary Dejevsky, Political journalist, The Independent
  • Martin Dewhirst, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Glasgow
  • Nikita Maslennikov, Professor, St. Petersburg Higher School of Economics, Urban Planner and former member of the St Petersburg City Administration
  • Vladimir Pozner, President of the Russian Television Academy, host of the programme 'Vremena' on Russia's Channel 1

Journalists, academics, educators and members of the general public are invited to attend the debates and participate in the discussions.

The events are free. All are welcome. To receive a free electronic ticket, please contact:

You can find further information on the lecture series at the following website: