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    In Russia, the political stakes are rising in the run up to election season – journalists are being branded as “foreign agents” and an opposition figure is labelled an “extremist”.


    Ilya Yablokov – Academic, Leeds University

    Lisa Alexandrova-Zorina – Journalist, Team 29

    Ivan Kolpakov – Editor-in-chief, Meduza

    Uliana Pavlova – Journalist, Moscow Times

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    Cansu Çamlibel – Editor-in-chief, Duvar English

    Emre Kizilkaya – Turkish vice chair, International Press Institute; author, The New Mainstream Media is Rising

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