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Daria Litvinova

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Daria Litvinova is a Moscow-based journalist who has been covering Russian domestic and foreign affairs, social and legal issues, human rights, culture and sports for both Russian and international audiences for the past 10 years.

Litvinova studied journalism at Moscow State University. During her studies, she started working as a reporter for a Moscow radio station, where she covered local news and stories related to the mayor’s office and local authorities. In 2011, Litvinova moved to Russia’s biggest news agency, RIA Novosti, as a spot news reporter and editor covering Moscow news. In 2012, she was promoted to department head and for the next three years successfully ran a team of reporters and editors working on various projects devoted to international affairs.

Between 2013 and 2014, RIA Novosti was turned into a state propaganda outlet, and Litvinova made a drastic career change in June 2015, moving to The Moscow Times, an English-language newspaper. She worked as a leading reporter at the paper for more than two years, focusing on social injustices, the oppression of democratic freedoms and the crackdown on human rights in Russia - topics she is passionate about. Many of her stories were republished by The Guardian.

Since July 2017, Litvinova has been a freelance journalist, writing for publications including The Daily Telegraph, Coda Story, U.S. News and World Report and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.