World Press Freedom Day 2016
Senior Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (Russian Federation)
Andrey Rikhter is Senior Adviser at the OSCE Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media. Before, he was a professor at the School of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, where he chaired a department in media law and history. Rikhter sits on the editorial boards of a number of international journals on communications and the media. He has authored more than 200 publications on media law in Russian, English, Armenian, Azeri, Bosnian, Croat, German, French, Serbian, Slovak, Tajik and Ukrainian, including the only standard media law textbook for journalism students in the Russian Federation (2002, 2009), a textbook on international standards of media regulation (2011), a textbook on online media law (2014), and a book on censorship and freedom of the media in post-Soviet countries, published by UNESCO (2007). Rikhter holds university degrees in law and foreign languages, and a doctorate and professorship in journalism studies. He was a commissioner at the International Commission of Jurists and the Chair of the Law Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research.