Galina Timchenko

executive editor Meduza

Galina Timchenko

Galina Timchenko is a Russian journalist and the executive editor of Meduza.

From 1997 to 1999, she worked as an editor at the Kommersant newspaper. In 1999 she joined the newly-created online news website, becoming editor-in-chief in 2004. In 2010, Harvard University conducted a study of the Russian blogosphere, identifying as the most widely quoted news source among Russian-language websites.

In March 2014 Galina Timchenko was fired. The employees of issued a statement that the reason for the move was to appoint a new editor-in-chief controlled directly by the Kremlin and turn the website into a propaganda tool. In October 2014, Timchenko, together with several former journalists of, set up the media organisation Meduza, based in Riga (capital of neighbouring Latvia).


IJF 2018

Galina Timchenko will speak at the following events:

14:00 - 15:00  saturday 14 april 2018
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori
Storytelling in the age of fake news
17:30 - 18:45  saturday 14 april 2018
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
Weaken from within: Russia’s information age art of war


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