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Vadim Isakov

Born in Uzbekistan, I got my MA in Journalism in the U.S. in 2002. That year I came back to Central Asia to work for different local and international organizations. I was fortunate to travel all around the world perfecting my reporting skills and falling in love with complexity and diversity of global culture. I currently teach journalism at the Roy H. Park School of Communication at Ithaca College in the U.S.

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Latest posts by Vadim Isakov

13 July 2011

Russia: Kremlin Critics Threatened With Travel Ban

RuNet Echo

On July 6, 2011, leading political opposition activists Boris Nemtsov and Vladimir Milov suddenly found themselves banned from leaving Russia by the country's Federal Bailiff Service. The concept of a...

6 July 2011

Russia: Infamous ‘Vanishing’ Charity Foundation Resurfaces

RuNet Echo

The heartwarming performance of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin playing the piano and singing the song "Blueberry Hill" at a charity concert, was darkened by the scandal surrounding the 'Federaciya'...

14 June 2011

Russia: New Initiative to Enforce TV Morality

RuNet Echo

An initiative to create a Public Oversight Board for media control in Russia may seem like a passage from Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four but it is a reality in the country,...

25 May 2011

Russia: Reporters’ Open Letter Highlights TV Censorship Concerns

RuNet Echo

Censorship on the majority of Russian television channels has been around forever, but a recent open letter by REN TV reporters showed how even remaining small islands of media freedom...

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