Russian journalist and the executive editor of meduza.io
Galina Timchenko is a Russian journalist and the executive editor of Meduza. From 1997 to 1999, she worked as an editor at the Kommersant newspaper. In 1999 she moved to the newly created online edition Lenta.ru, rising from monitoring officer to chief editor. In 2004, she assumed the position of editor-in-chief. In 2010, Harvard University conducted a study of the Russian blogosphere, and recognized Lenta.ru as the most widely quoted news source among the Russian-language blogs. On March 12, 2014 the owner, Alexander Mamut, fired Galina Timchenko. The employees of Lenta.ru issued a statement that the purpose of the move was to install a new editor-in-chief controlled directly by the Kremlin and turn the website into a propaganda tool. In October 2014, Timchenko, together with several former journalists of Lenta.ru, launched a new media based in Riga, called Meduza.
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