The Right not to be Manipulated – The Cutting Edge of Today’s Media Landscape: Potentials, Perils, Practices

  • Date: –12:30
  • Location: Ostromsalen, room 4573, Östra Ågatan 19, Uppsala
  • Organiser: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) and Uppsala Forum
  • Contact person: Anna Appelberg
  • Föreläsning

The Russian human rights and media project OVD-Info has recently been awarded the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2021. Therefore, the founders of the organization, Grigory Okhotin and Daniil Beylinson, are visiting Sweden.

OVD-Info is an independent human rights project focusing on the political persecution of those who exercise their right to peaceful assembly. They provide information on arbitrary arrests during protests and offer legal aid to those who have been arrested. OVD-Info has become an important resource in Russia for persecuted activists in need of legal aid. At the end of September OVD-Info was labelled a “foreign agent” by the Russian authorities.

On Friday Oct 22nd at 11-12.30 Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice and IRES would like to invite you to take part in a round-table discussion on the topic “The right not to be manipulated – the cutting edge of today’s media landscape: potentials, perils, practices.” The round-table discussion follows a short presentation of OVD-Info by its founders Grigory Okhotin and Daniil Beylinson.

Roundtable participants:

Iain Cameron, Professor at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University

Anna Jonsson Cornell, Professor at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University

Martin Kragh, Associate Professor at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES), Uppsala University, and the Swedish Institute for International Affairs (UI)

Michal Krzyzanowski, Professor at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University

Ausra Padskocimaite, PhD Candidate at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) and the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University