HUSH! Religion and the Secular Media

DateMarch 22, 2018Time3:30 - 5:00 pm
LocationKayser Auditorium, Hankamer Academic Center
Description

The Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society proudly welcomes Ms. Alyona Kojevnikov who will speak on the often tense relationship between religion and secular media.

Kojevnikov began working with Radio Free Europe in Germany in 1971 and, after becoming familiar with Keston College in 1975, became their Information Officer. In her role, she maintained communication with religious dissents in Russia, sharing their stories with the world through the Keston News Service. The BBC occasionally featured Kojevnikov as co-writer and presenter of their weekly Russian language religious program, and she also served as an official Russian translator for many politicians in the UK, including Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. In 1992, Radio Free Europe commissioned Kojevnikov to serve as Bureau Chief in Moscow when Western radio stations were allowed into Russia. Kojevnikov continues to serve as a Russian translator, spanning the fields of law, politics, poetry and literature.

The event will feature a reception and a panel discussion among Baylor faculty experts on religion and media will follow Ms. Kojevnkov's presentation.

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