12:40am

Fri May 18, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable: Putin's Russia

On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll have a conversation with Luke Harding, the Guardian's former Russian correspondent, about his new book Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia. Last February, Harding was deported from Russia after after he reported that leaked US diplomatic cables described Russia as a "virtual mafia state." What do you want to know about Vladimir Putin's Russia? Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Luke Harding, an award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian. He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and has covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.

Web Resources:

Luke Haeding, The Guardian: Vladimir Putin's wealth put at $179,612 by Russian election officials

Guardian: G8 at Camp David: what the world wants to achieve

Luke Harding, The Guardian: The World Tomorrow: Julian Assange proves a useful idiot

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