Russian legal news outlet ‘Mediazona’ kicks off new podcast with episode on underground rap group in high-security prison colony
Mediazona, a media outlet born out of the 2012-2013 Pussy Riot case, covers human rights, legal cases, and prison culture in Russia in unusual detail through up-to-the-minute reports. Now, it has added a podcast, Golos Zony, to its toolkit. The title of the new podcast means “The Voice of the Zone,” a common term for Russian prisons.
The first episode of Golos Zony tells the story of the rap group E.P.K.T., which creates and releases its music in secret from a high-security prison colony in Russia. The podcast’s creator, Pyotr Ruzavin, worked with the celebrity Russian rapper Basta to produce its first episode.