Maryia is Senior Programme Coordinator at Free Press Unlimited. She is a media analyst and a journalist from Belarus with more than 15 years of professional experience.
She has worked in Belarus, Poland, Belgium and France and advised the European Endowment for Democracy on its 2015 Feasibility Study on Russian-language Media Initiatives. She holds a Masters degree in Political Journalism from Columbia University.
Her action plan aims at contributing to a more free and responsible media in the Eastern Partnership, including her native Belarus, by increasing access to more balanced and reliable Russian language information in these countries. She is going to study UK media models and ways of tackling disinformation to feed into this process.