Current Time
The Independent Russian Language News Network

Introduction by:
Dr. Alina Polyakova
Deputy Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center  
Atlantic Council

Opening Remarks by:
Mr. John Lansing
Chief Executive Officer  
Broadcasting Board of Governors

A Conversation With:
Mr. Thomas Kent
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Ms. Amanda Bennett
Voice of America

Ms. Daisy Sindelar
Director, Current Time
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty 

Ms. Irina Van Dusen
Director, Russian Service
Voice of America

Moderated by:

Ms. Melinda Haring
Editor, UkraineAlert, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Voice of America have launched Current Time — an alternative Russian language network to the Moscow-controlled media and a reality check on disinformation. Known as “Настоящее Время” in Russian – a term that connotes “current,” “real,” and “true,” Current Time is a 24/7 network, providing Russian-speaking audiences in more than ten strategic countries with accurate and independent local, regional, and international news. Current Time connects Russian speakers with each other and the world, on digital platforms, social networks, satellite, and cable TV.  

The Atlantic Council, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), and Voice of America (VOA) invite you to join us on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for a discussion about the new Russian language 24/7 digital TV network, Current Time – an alternative to Moscow-controlled media, at the Atlantic Council headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC, 20005) for an official introduction to the network and a discussion of its impact and goals. 

On Twitter? Follow @ACEurasia and use #CurrentTimeTV

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)
Washington, DC 20005 USA

This event is open to press and on the record. 

Metro and parking info