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27.05.2019 On April, 22-27 2019 the School of Legal and Judicial Journalism was held

On April 27, 2019 the School of Legal and Judicial Journalism came to a close. It was attended by lawyers (7 people) and journalists (16 people) writing on legal topics from 15 Russian regions (Moscow, St. Petersburg; the Moscow, Vladimir, Kirov, Kaliningrad, Irkutsk, Rostov, Tyumen, Perm regions; the Stavropol, Primorsky, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar Territories; the Republic of North Ossetia). The six-day School was held within the project Quality Legal and Judicial Journalism in Russia, organized by the Institute for Law and Public Policy in cooperation with the American Constitutional Society and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Moscow.

During the School, participants deepened their knowledge of legal regulation of media freedom in Russia and the United States, discussed various genres of legal and judicial journalism, and learned the basics of consecration in the press of court activities, including the Russian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights.



The US experts, Professor Garrett Epps and Caroline Fredrickson, Director of the American Constitutional Society, shared their experience in covering court cases. The Judge of the European Court of Human Rights (1999–2012) Anatoly Kovler conducted a master class on specific aspects of the practice of the European Court. The representatives of the Media Rights Protection Center Galina Arapova and Svetlana Kuzevanova discussed with the participants important information about legal restrictions on journalistic activities in Russia. Sergey Smirnov, a Mediazone editor, and Alexey Malakhovsky, a journalist with, shared the secrets of journalistic cuisine. Dmitry Shabelnikov, a director of the Russian branch of the Public Interest Law Institute (PILnet), and the attorney, lawyer of the Memorial Human Rights Center, Marina Agaltsova spoke about their experience in writing legal texts. What the journalist needs to know about the Russian Constitutional Court and the international human rights courts was discussed by the head of Litigation Unit at the Institute Grigory Vaypan, and the head of the Institute educational programs, Maxim Timofeev. Finally, on the last day the participants carried out small projects which were discussed among themselves and by experts, Dmitry Shabelnikov and the journalist of Vedomosti Anastasia Kornya.




The preparation of large individual projects is ahead. We hope they will find a response among readers interested in legal phenomena in general and lawsuits in particular.

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