Anastasiia Vorozhtsova, an MA graduate in international relations from CEU with academic and professional experiences in Russia, the United States of America, and Austria, has joined our Fellowship program. Anastasiia is a freelancer at The New York Times Podcast The Daily, where she has been monitoring news coverage of Russia and the war in Ukraine, conducting research and interviews, translating, and connecting individuals with the New York Times journalists.

Concomitantly, Anastasiia has been contributing to Columbia University Global Freedom of Expression (GFoE) by engaging in legal analysis for the initiative and compiling databases of court cases on content regulation, disinformation, right-to-be-forgotten, and hate speech.

As an aspiring investigative journalist, Anastasiia wishes to break complex international stories into understandable pieces of social, political, and environmental importance. She strives to hold those in power accountable.

At MJRC, Anastasiia will focus her research on Russian propaganda – its production, governance, and consumption.

For more information about her research work, see Anastasiia’s fellowship page.