Olga Kravtsova

Olga Kravtsova is one of the coordinators of the Frontline in Russia, a project mutually implemented by the Frontline Club in London and Russian Journalism Advancement and Support Centre. She is a Russian psychologist, holds degrees from Moscow State University and has worked with different traumatized populations such as rape survivors and forced migrants. She has studied human rights, trauma and related issues and is co-author of two books and several articles on the psychology of trauma, refugees and social tolerance. Olga has also worked with Russian and American journalists as assistant for the director of Internews, a Russian journalism training NGO, and as a production assistant for New York-based Downtown Community Television Center. In 2007-2008 she was a Fulbright Scholar in residence at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Her work there was focused on creating educational and support programs for Russian journalists. She also teaches a course on journalism and trauma for journalism students at Moscow State University.