Join ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan in a conversation with Russian investigative journalist Roman Anin
Autocrats are taking on journalists as never before. With calls of “fake news,” they aim to discredit a pillar of democratic societies: the news media. If the watchdog is weakened, who will hold the powerful to account?
In this discussion, you will hear from ICFJ, which supports the most powerful investigative reporting network in Eastern Europe. A key member of that network is Roman Anin, an intrepid journalist who has risked it all to expose corruption in Putin’s Russia.
Roman Anin is an investigative reporter who has shed light on Russia’s rampant corruption and demonstrated how it reaches far beyond the country’s borders.
He began his career in 2006 as a sports writer for the daily Novaya Gazeta but was soon moved to the newspaper’s investigative unit, where he uncovered scandal after scandal. His reports have revealed corruption and cronyism in the military, politics and business, including construction contracts for the Sochi Olympic Games. Since, 2009 he has worked with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
In 2017, he was a member of the Panama Papers investigative team that received the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.
In 2013, he received the Knight International Journalism Award. In 2012, he received three of the most prestigious awards in Russian investigative journalism: the Artem Borovik award, the Youlian Semenov award and the Andrey Sakharov award.
Anin graduated from Moscow State University, where he majored in journalism.
Roman Anin is currently a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.