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05-11-2010

ECMI at Radio Liberty

On 25 October 2010, Alexander Osipov, ECMI Senior Research Associate of the Justice & Governance Cluster took part in a round-table talk at Radio Liberty. This thematic issue within the weekly programme “Liberty in Clubs” was devoted to the problems of racism. The programme “Liberty in Clubs” is designed as a talk of several public figures such as scholars, writers, civil activists on issues of public interest. The programme is issued in Russian; it is recorded not only in Russia, but in other countries as well and covers a variety of topics wider than Russian problems proper.

Among the topics discussed in the one hour broadcast were the definitions of racism, origins of racism, differences between Russia and Europe in the manifestations of racism, the Soviet legacy and its effects, as well as the ways racism can be tackled.

Radio Liberty (Radio Svoboda) is a branch of the Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) broadcasting corporation established and financed by the U.S. Congress. RFE/RL provides news, information, and analysis to countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Since 1998 Radio Liberty broadcasts from within Russia proper, covers most of Russia’s territory and is considered to be a radio station with one of the largest audiences throughout the country.

Alexander Osipov heads the Justice and Governance Cluster, one ECMI’s five research units. The cluster’s activities are carried out from cross- and multidisciplinary perspectives and are focused on issues of norm diffusion, convergence and translation into political and administrative practice. In particular, the cluster works on the intersection and synergy of minority protection and non-discrimination.

For references see here.

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Place and Date: Moscow, Russia, 25 October 2010
For further information, please contact:
Alexander Osipov, osipov@ecmi.de

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