Galina Timochenko

Galina Timochenko - how she became target for ex-collegues in Russia

Galina Timochenko is a Russian born journalist and executive editor of the news site Meduza. 
Timochenko was nominated for the European Press Prize for her courageous work.

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Russian born journalist and executive editor of news site Meduza, Galina Timochenko has taken up the fight against the Kremlin controlled media. She was the long-time chief editor of the hugely influential online newspaper Lenta.ru but was let go in 2014 together with half the staff in what is widely acknowledged as an attempt to censor free media. 74 members of the staff left in protest. Together with 20 journalists from the former staff, she started the exile news site Meduza for which she is currently executive editor. Meduza is based in Riga as a consequence of the situation with direct and indirect Russian censorship. Timochenko was nominated for the European Press Prize for her courageous work.


Galina Timochenko är den ryskfödda exilredaktör som tagit upp kampen mot de allt mer Kremlkontrollerade ryska medierna. Hon var länge chefredaktör för den mycket inflytelserika nättidningen Lenta.ru men blev 2014 uppsagd tillsammans med halva personalen i en aktion som är allmänt sedd som ett försök att censurera fria medier. 74 medlemmar av personalen lämnade i protest tillsammans med henne. Tillsammans med tjugo av dessa journalister började hon i exil i Lettland bygga upp nättidningen Meduza, där hon idag arbetar som chefredaktör. Meduza har sitt säte i Riga som en följd av situationen med direkt och indirekt rysk censur. Timochenko nominerades för det Europeiska presspriset för sitt arbete.