Evgeny Lebedev is proprietor and chairman of The Independent titles and Evening Standard. He lives in London and is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, a charity he founded in 2006 with Mikhail Gorbachev, has raised millions for children suffering with cancer in Russia. Under his tenure the London Evening Standard has gone free, and The Independent has launched a new quality daily title, i. In this speech he calls for newspapers to act together to defend free speech.