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The BBC has appointed Zoya Trunova Online Editor for its Russian service. She will be heading a team of journalists, working to further develop and enhance the popular Russian-language website

A graduate of the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University, Zoya started her journalistic career in 1992, first as a stringer for Reuters Television, then as a freelance field producer in the Caucasus, Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere in the Former Soviet Union (FSU).

In 1994 Zoya joined Internews International – an NGO supporting independent TV journalists – as translator and coordinator of training courses, eventually becoming the Head of Internews Journalism School in Moscow.

In 1996 Zoya joined the BBC Moscow Bureau as Senior Broadcast Journalist, producing TV and radio reports in Russia and other countries of the FSU, Israel, the US, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Kuwait and other locations around the world. She covered news stories such as the war in Chechnya, the Kursk submarine disaster, elections in the US and Israel, the earthquake in Diyarbakir, Turkey, and the Beslan school siege.

Zoya says it’s a privilege to join the team of the BBC’s Russian-language website: “This team has worked hard to establish as a leading source of independent and impartial online news accessed by Russian-speakers around the world. I am looking forward to helping build on that success. As the number and sophistication of Russian-language online resources grow by the day, I am also inspired by the challenges ahead.”

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