• Reporting on the War in Ukraine with Anton Troianovski

    Air Dates: May 30-June 5, 2022

    Russia’s war in Ukraine has killed thousands while displacing millions of Ukrainians.  For many Western journalists, the war has made it untenable to report from Russia amid a crack-down on independent journalism.  Anton Troianovski has seen Russia up close, reporting there first for The Washington Post and, now, as the bureau chief for The New York Times.

    Anton Troianovski has lived in Moscow since January 2018 and has traveled to three Russian-controlled disputed territories, from Crimea to the Kuril Islands, delving into the Kremlin’s geopolitical gamesmanship.  He previously spent nine years at The Wall Street Journal and was based in Berlin from 2013 to 2017 to cover two German elections, two Olympic Games, the Ukraine crisis, migration and populist politics in Europe.  Troianovski began his journalism career as a photographer for the Webster-Kirkwood Times in Missouri.  He was born in Moscow and grew up in Heidelberg, Germany, and in St. Louis.  He holds a degree in social studies from Harvard University, where he wrote a senior thesis on the Kremlin’s push for influence in cyberspace.

    On this episode of “Story in the Public Square,” Troianovski discusses the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.  He says, Ukraine has been a fractured country for a long time, and “this war has united Ukrainians in a way that’s really shocked a lot of people in Russia.”

    “Story in the Public Square” broadcasts each week on public television stations across the United States. A full listing of the national television distribution is available at this link. In Rhode Island and southeastern New England, the show is broadcast on Rhode Island PBS on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. ET, and Sundays at 2:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124. “Story in the Public Square” is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate and tell stories that matter.

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