From Democracy to Dictatorship: How to Cover Conflict and Crisis

  • April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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A Master Class with Mikhail Zygar
Co-sponsored by the Journalism Protection Initiative and the International Reporting Concentration

Russian journalist Mikhail Zygar began his career as a war correspondent, later founded the independent new outlet TV Rain to challenge the Kremlin narrative, and today is a bestselling author chronicling President Vladmir Putin’s imperial regime. Through it all, he has witnessed Russia’s transition from a flawed democracy to an authoritarian state. In a four-part Master Class, featuring some of the top journalists covering Russia today, Mikhail will share his experience with the Newmark J-School community.

The Master Class is limited to 25 participants and is open to Newmark J-School students and outside guests. Zygar is the Newmark J-School’s inaugural Press Freedom Fellow.

In the final class, Zygar will discuss his experience as the founder and editor of TV Rain and the challenge of running an independent media outlet during a dictatorship. He will draw on the issues raised in the previous three sessions to zero in specific strategies for U.S. journalists can employ while covering conflict around the world and in their own country.


April 3
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Room 308
219 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10033 United States
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From Democracy to Dictatorship Series - April 3

A Master Class with Mikhail Zygar

Date: April 3
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Room 308
Address: 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

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