Novaya; Q&A with activist Ali Feruz and director Askold Kurov


Language: Engels

Journalist Marnix de Bruyne will moderate the talk with activist Ali Feruz about how far he will go in his battle for freedom of press and LGBT reporting and with director Askold Kurov about his experiences of filming for 1,5 years at the editorial office of Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.

‘I’m free and I don’t have to be afraid anymore,’ says journalist and gay rights activist Ali Feruz. He had to flee Uzbekistan after he was arrested and tortured by security forces. In Russia he started working for independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and was arrested again. These days Feruz curates Unit: a network which aims to increase the quality of reporting on marginalized people in the former Soviet Union. ‘We want to give a voice to those who aren’t heard, whose voice has been taken.’ Read more about Ali Feruz and watch a short. clip.