2015 | 05 | 01

PUSSY RIOT at MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin

On May 5, Nadeschda Tolokonnikowa, Marija Aljochina, and Peter Verzlov, the core members of the Russian media- and political-activist group Pussy Riot, will speak at MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin. This will be the first time that the two courageous women, known for their criticism of Putin, will appear at a German media conference. Influenced in large part by their nearly two-year detention in Russian prison camps, the former punk band is today focused increasingly on networks and information, human rights, and justice. Among other activities, they launched the “Media Zona” news portal in 2014, which they use to comment on Russian propaganda and report on human-rights violations, Russian prisons, and Russia’s corrupt justice system. The two activist women met with Madonna in New York in 2014, and made a provocative guest appearance in the 3rd season of the hit Netflix series “House of Cards”, in which they criticised the fictionalised Russian president to his face. Fittingly, they will appear at MEDIA CONVENTION directly after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. At 17:15 on Stage 5, they’ll speak with Jo Schück about their projects, their motivations, and their fight for press freedom and the freedom of speech.