Putin’s Mafia State Luke Harding

2013 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 15, 2013

Luke Harding shares his experience as a British foreign journalist living under surveillance in Moscow. He describes the harassment he endured, including phone tapping, email hacking, break-ins into his family's home, and, finally, his expulsion from the country in retaliation for his critical journalism. Harding tells his story to reveal the level of repression in Russia today and the hardships journalists and human rights activists face working on-the-ground.