Yuliia Schastlivtseva is a journalist and lawyer. She graduated from the Magnitogorsk State University majoring in philology; graduated with a master’s degree in law from the Higher School of Economics (Moscow). She is alumnus of the Moscow School of Political Studies (MSPS). Yuliia is the Director of the Leonid Nikitinsky’s Centre for legal and media initiatives and Project director in Alliance of Independent Regional Publishers (ANRI). As a journalist, she works with human rights and judiciary issues.