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Fired Russian Journalist Runs News Website in Exile

A year after she was fired as editor of one of Russia's most popular news websites for running afoul of the authorities, Galina Timchenko has decamped to Latvia and launched a new site to keep the flame of Russian independent media alive. Meduza, published since last October out of a newsroom in Riga, offers an alternative to Russia's stridently nationalist state-controlled media and the remaining independent news sources that, Timchenko said, are deferential to the authorities...

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