Russian Independent Media Archive

Event time: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Institution for Social and Policy Studies PROS77, A002 See map
77 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The RUSSIAN INDEPENDENT MEDIA ARCHIVE is preserving the last two decades of independent Russian journalism, guarding this irreplaceable historical record against erasure as media outlets not aligned with the regime of President Vladimir Putin are shuttered and their reporters and editors cast into exile.

The Russian Independent Media Archive is a project of PEN America, inspired by PEN America Trustee Masha Gessen and made possible with the support of Edwin Barbey Charitable Trust, advised by PEN America Trustee Peter Barbey. PEN America is partnering for this project with The Gagarin Center at Bard College, which has longstanding scholarly engagement with Russia. The project is also collaborating with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, which contributes to archiving and securing data from Russian media and provides technical consultations. With the support of the Mass Media Defence Center, PEN America, where possible, is entering into licensing agreements with the participating outlets to protect their copyright while the archive serves as a secure home for the content.

Anna Nemzer, journalist, writer, documentary filmmaker, activist. Anna is responsible for the project’s mission and its media partnerships.

Ilia Venyavkin, historian of Soviet and post-Soviet culture, journalist, educational designer, activist. Ilia is responsible for the project’s online and offline events, and for creating a community around the archive.

Lunch @ 12:30 pm ET, Talk @ 1:00 pm
Location: ISPS, Rm A002 lower level, 77 Prospect St.
Part of the European & Russian Studies Community Lunch Seminar Series


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