Censorship and Self-Censorship in Russia

Feb. 18, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm (RSVP requested)
6th Floor, Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Join the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute for a talk on censorship and self-censorship in Russia and its role in Russian society. 

State control on information and media and aggressive pressure on journalists seeking to maintain their independence is a critical element of the modern Russian state. Although the Russian constitution has an article expressly prohibiting censorship, in reality censorship is a constant factor in the life of the Russian media. Censorship is carried out both directly and indirectly by state pressure and through self-censorship by journalists. In partnership with IREX, the Kennan Institute will host three well-known Russian publicists, analysts and commentators, Konstantin Sonin, Konstantin Eggert and Gleb Cherkasov, to discuss censorship and self-censorship in Russia and its role in Russian society.

RSVP is requested; information can be found at this site.


Sergey Parkhomenko (moderator), journalist, "Echo of Moscow" Radio

Gleb Cherkasov, journalist and editor

Konstantin Sonin, professor, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago

Konstantin Eggert, independent journalist, political analyst and communications consultant