Maria works as a reporter for local newspapers and magazines in St. Petersburg, Russia. She studies journalism at St Petersburg State University. The program has an emphasis on media and web design as well as on photojournalism. Therefore, she will choose a certain specialization at the end of her studies – a designer or a journalist. Maria is also a graduate of the art and musical schools and is also involved in different sport activities. This explains the variety of themes she covers when reporting but the most appealing for her is to write about social problems and international affairs. This summer she was working as an intern at Russia Beyond the Headlines – the project for foreigners about Russia that provides contributions for the world biggest newspapers. Now she is pursuing a semester study stay at Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark focusing on multimedia, journalism and world politics.
Maria Karnaukhova 's Posts:
This year UN’s Committee for Racial Discrimination report expressed concern about racism in Denmark. Experts claim that deep institutional discrimination takes place in the labour and property markets, and in the process of process of applying for citizenship. In Aarhus, many newly naturalized Danes find jobs or run businesses in Bazar Vest: a unique Middle Eastern shopping center.
On 9 September the police seized cannabis-containing drugs with an estimated street value of 350,000 crones in Christiania, a self-proclaimed state in the heart of Copenhagen. Five days earlier, they had seized there drugs worth around a million crones. This struggle against drugs has been going on for over 40 years. For her latest article for OneEurope, Maria Karnaukhova has been investigating whether Christiania represents a huge problem for public authorities or is just a popular tourist attraction.