Zoya Svetova is a journalist and a columnist for MBKhMedia. Author of Les innocents seront coupables, François Bourin, Paris, 2012. Has worked for the Moscow offices of Radio France, France 2, and Liberation. Winner of the Gerd Bucerius-Förderpreis Freie Presse Osteuropas prize for Eastern Europe in 2009, of the Andrei Sakharov prize “For Journalism as a Deed” in 2003 and 2004, of the Moscow Helsinki Group prize in 2010. Recipient of the Sergei Magnitsky Prize in 2019. Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2020. Was a visitor to Moscow prisons from 2008-2016.