29
November 2023
Past Event
Wrongfully Detained: Russia’s Attacks on American Journalists

Event will also air live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Wrongfully Detained: Russia’s Attacks on American Journalists

Past Event
Hudson Institute
November 29, 2023
Alsu Kurmasheva, a Russian-American journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty who was arrested on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent, attends a hearing to consider her pretrial detention in Kazan on October 20, 2023. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images)
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Alsu Kurmasheva, a Russian-American journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty who was arrested on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent, attends a hearing to consider her pretrial detention in Kazan on October 20, 2023. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images)
29
November 2023
Past Event

Event will also air live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Speakers:
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Pavel Butorin

Husband of Alsu Kurmasheva and Director, Current Time

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Dr. Jeffrey Gedmin

Acting President, RFE/RL

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Paul Beckett

Assistant Editor, Wall Street Journal

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Jeremy Hunt

Media Fellow

Olivia Enos
Olivia Enos

Senior Fellow

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Alsu Kurmasheva is the most recent American journalist Russia has wrongfully arrested because of his or her profession and citizenship. On October 18, Russia accused Kurmasheva, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) journalist based in Prague, of failing to self-register as a “foreign agent”—even though she was in Russia to visit her ailing mother. This is the first known instance of such a charge in Russia. The US government has not yet received official notification of Kurmasheva’s detention from Moscow, has not been granted consular access to Alsu, and has not yet declared Kurmasheva’s case a wrongful detention.

Hudson Institute and RFE/RL invite you to join Pavel Butorin, Alsu Kurmasheva’s husband and the director of Current Time, RFE/RL’s Russian-language digital platform; RFE/RL Acting President Dr. Jeffrey Gedmin; and Wall Street Journal Assistant Editor Paul Beckett for a conversation about Russia’s escalating attacks on American journalists. The event will be moderated by Hudson Institute Media Fellow Jeremy Hunt, with comments from Senior Fellow Olivia Enos.

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