Alena Popova

Alena Popova

Journalist & media-consultant

Alena Popova is a journalist, blogger, Internet-businesswoman and citizen activist who spends much of her time engaged in increasing citizen involvement, open government, transparency, and public supervision of politics.

Popova was a member of the organizing committee for the citizens’ initiative "For Free Elections," which organized the independent observation of Russian parliamentary elections in 2011 and the presidential vote in 2012. In 2012, she started a foundation to support online initiatives of public relevance.

Alena is jury member at Deutsche Welle's The Bobs awards for online activism 2014.