Elena Skochilo

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Elena Skochilo
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Elena Skochilo, April 29, 2007.
Born (1980-11-15) November 15, 1980 (age 36)
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Residence Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Occupation Editor, photographer

Elena Skochilo (born November 15, 1980 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan), known in the web under the nickname morrire, is an editor, photographer and blogger from Kyrgyzstan. She is most famous for her LiveJournal award-winning news blog[1] which went widely cited by bloggers and mass media during Kyrgyzstan's Tulip Revolution in 2005 when she was posting news and self-made photographs about civil disorder in Bishkek.[2]

Ms. Skochilo is a current contributor of news articles and photography for neweurasia, a news and information project for Central Asia and the Caucasus region. Skochilo is former editor of News Briefing Central Asia, a regional news project of Institute for War & Peace Reporting. She regularly contributes photography to the Associated Press, Lenta.ru, and EurasiaNet.[3]

Currently, Elena Skochilo is an instructor of Journalism and Mass Communication department in American University of Central Asia. She is teaching photography, new media, media law and ethics, etc.


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