I completed my Masters degree in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics in summer of 2012.
This subject taught me that the media possesses a lot of power. Issues either surface or are suppressed in the media. The battle over hearts and minds is being fought out constantly now, with the advent of the internet and the almost limitless opportunities it provides for voicing and drawing widespread attention to problems that have hitherto been out of the spotlight.
I am now back in Moscow and until recently I was writing and doing social media work for the oldest English language newspaper in the country - The Moscow News - until it was shut down due to the liquidation and restructuring of the news agency it belonged to (RIA Novosti).
Now, I'm mostly doing freelance writing work for several websites targeted at making expats feel welcome and helping them make the most out of their social life in this vibrant and bustling capital city.
- Anita Haidary - Treading a Fine Line to Change Afghanistan for Women
- Pussy Riot Lawyer Speaks Out - Interview part 1
- Pussy Riot Lawyer Speaks Out - Interview part 2
- Russian Women: Housewives and Sex Objects?
- 'Laws of Attrition' - Crushing Women's Rights in 21st Century Russia
- Is Moscow's Transport Unsafe for Women? Muscovite Women Respond...