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The View from Vienna: The OSCE and Media Law and Practice in Russia

October 30, 2013
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Penn Law School, Silverman 240A
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, 19104

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Speaker: Andrei Richter

Categories: Seminar

Andrei Richter, the Director of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will disucss the operation of this office in the context of the international debate on Internet Freedom and the state of online media and online media law in Russia today.

Richter has university degrees in law, foreign languages, and a doctorate degree in journalism. Richter is commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and former co-chair of the Law Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). He sits on editorial boards of a number of international journals on communications and the media and has authored numerous publications on media law in Russian, English, Armenian, Azeri, Tajik, Ukarainian, Servian, Slovak, German, and French, including the only standard media law textbook for journalism students of Russian colleges and universities (2002, 2009), a textbook on international standards of media regulation (2011), and a book on censorship and freedom of the media in post- Soviet countries published by UNESCO in English (2007).