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Watchdogs of War: the media and NGOs in Russia

A panel of experts from LSE, Frontline, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Guardian come together for a public debate on the media and NGO's in Russia, on Monday 12 February at LSE.

This roundtable will discuss the media coverage of the war in Chechnya and the role of NGO's in Russia, and is in memory of Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya, who was shot dead in 2006.

Participating in this discussion are:

  • Margot Light, professor emeritus of international relations at LSE.
  • Vaughan Smith, director of Frontline.
  • Jonathan Steele, a columnist for The Guardian and roving foreign correspondent.
  • Thomas de Waal, project coordinator and editor at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

Dr Gwendolyn Sasse, LSE, will chair this event.

Watchdogs of War: the media and NGOs in Russia - in memory of Anna Politkovskaya is on Monday 12 February 2007 at 6.30-8pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

 5 February 2007

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