All posts tagged with: Russia

Winter Olympics: Unity, Peace, or Secession?

Posted January 8, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are just around the corner and Sochi, population 350,000, is eagerly awaiting the arrival of thousands of athletes from around the world. Amidst terrorist bombings and threats nearby, on account of Chechnyan rebel groups, Sochi faces great security challenges arising in the form of space, land availability, warm climate and safety from terrorist coups. Chechnya is to Russia what Tibet and Basque are to China and Spain respectively. Essentially, they ar...


Story of an orphan in Russia...

Posted December 19, 2013 Avatar JulieVOY

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Member since September 30, 2013
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Media training continues in Russia with the story of an in orphan in Russia. Anton Kass, one of 16 attendees of the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) training workshop in Saratov, Russia wrote Alexei's story. Alexei is “campaigning not just for his rights but those of orphans all over Russia.” As an orphan, Alexei is entitled to a flat by the government, but is still waiting. Kass picked up Alexei's story on diversity which was a 5 day course to cover stories of diversity and inc...


Journalists in Peril

Posted September 29, 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Who brings the news to civilians in Syria? In the United States, we have the liberty of free press. Our news is so accessible we have a 24-hour news network. There are written sources, connections on social media, and endless television broadcasts. However, in more impoverished or politically restricted countries, journalism is restrained heavily. While speaking to the US Director of Reporters without Borders (or Reporters Sans Frontières - RSF), I learned a few things about the p...