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Leading An Investigative Newsroom in Wartime

Event Date:

November 18, 2022 | 12:00 PM EST TO 1:00 PM EST

The IStories team continues to report about power and corruption in Russia and the invasion of...


Join us for a virtual conversation with Roman Anin, founder of the independent Russian outlet iStories, and Anna Babinets, editor-in-chief of Ukrainian investigative newsroom, on November 18, 2022, at 12:00pm EST.

Working with data, digital tools, and collaborative networks, Anin and Babinets have conducted some of the most consequential corruption investigations of recent years in Russia and Ukraine. Today they are leading newsrooms that are at the forefront of uncovering the atrocities of the Ukraine war.

In this webinar they will talk about how they are adapting their follow-the-money techniques to document crimes and illuminate overlooked angles of the war; how they are making the editorial, humanitarian, and ethical decisions they face daily as the war unfolds; and how they are supporting their teams as Russian and Ukrainian journalists confront personal and societal trauma.

Roman Anin began his career at the daily Novaya Gazeta, where his stories revealed corruption and cronyism in the military, politics, and business, including construction contracts for the Sochi Olympic Games. He was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation Panama Papers, which uncovered $2 billion in secret offshore deals and loans that benefited the close circle of President Vladimir Putin. In 2019, Anin founded the independent investigative outlet Important Stories (iStories). 

Anna Babinets is editor-in-chief and co-founder of the Ukrainian investigative journalism outlet Since 2015, she has worked as a regional editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an investigative reporting network. Her reporting focuses on corruption in the Ukrainian army, the security sector, and the gas and oil market. She is a 2019 recipient of the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award.

Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Marina Walker Guevara will moderate the discussion and audience Q&A. The webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register here!


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