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Ivan Kolpakov ( and Ben Smith (The New York Times), moderated by Janet Steele

Covering Crisis: Resistance vs. Independence 

10:00am - 11:00am MST

In this fascinating dialogue, Ivan Kolpakov (returning from his lauded presentation at JUF 2019; his organization is known as the home of Russia's free press) and Ben Smith will discuss the difficult choices journalists must make in responding to crisis. How to balance objectivity with the calls for change that fuel social protest and resistance?

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Olga Yurkova

Olga Yurkova ( 

Russian Disinformation Efforts in Ukraine: An Update

11:00am - 11:45am MST

Olga Yurkova returns to the Journalism under Fire stage to update us on the state of Russian disinformation in Ukraine. What has happened there that we should be aware of -- or even anticipating -- here? How does the ongoing civil strife and war in the eastern part of Ukraine affect or inform broader disinformation efforts? Olga returns to the JUF stage from her first appearance in 2018.


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