Maria Eismont, Russia, "is the director of the independent print media program of the New Eurasia Foundation. The program aims to increase the quantity and quality of independent newspapers in Russia's regions. In an effort to improve both business and editorial practices of the regional press, this program provides training and consulting to the staff of independent regional newspapers. Previously, Maria worked as a journalist in several Russian leading publications and covered the regions of Chechnya, Kosovo, and Central Africa for the Reuters news agency. Maria is interested in learning and sharing information on developing a free press." 
- Summer Fellow (2007), Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
Resources and articles
- Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, accessed May 18, 2010.