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Nadezhda Azhgikhina



1990 – Ph.D., Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism

1982 – M.A., Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism



1996-2020 – Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism, senior lecturer

2010 – Barnard College, “Women: Human Rights and the Media in Russia” special course together with Prof. Catharine T. Nepomnyashchy

2008 – Tampere University, “Everyday Life in Mirror of Soviet Culture” special course

2006  –Tampere University, “Popular Culture and Media in Russia” special course

1993-1996 – New University of Humanities, master classes and course of current journalism


Journalist Professional Experience

2017-pre   - Contributor for “The Nation”

2016-pre –  Media Group “Journalist”, board member 2005-2011 – “Business Tuesday” (national weekly) , columnist

2003-2016 – Russian Union of Journalists, Executive Secretary

1996-2001 –“Nezavisimaya Gazeta” (national political daily), columnist, chair of “Women” section

1990-1996 – “Ogonyok” magazine (national political weekly), writer, columnist, department chief  


Professional and Public Affiliations

Article 19 bard member since 2020

Executive Director of PEN Moscow since 2018

Vice-president of European Federation of Journalists (2013-2019)

President of Woman Journalist Club since 2008 Member of Union of Russian Writers since 1991

Co-founder and co-chair of The Association of Women Journalists  (1994-2002)

Russian editor of We/Myi magazine ( 1996-2003)  


Conferences, Awards and Publications

Participated in more than 20 International conferences on culture, human rights, media and gender under umbrella of UN, UNESCO, OSCE, and other organizations, organized more than 15 international and national projects on media freedom, culture, gender and human rights.

Awards: Swedish “North Star” order, Armenian Dink medal, and professional awards, Diploma of AWSS for development of Russian- American cooperation.

Wrote and edited 18 books and collections on Russian culture, International cooperation,  human rights, media development and gender equality.


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