CIRCUMPOLAR MEDIA CONGRESS
SALEKHARD • 9 — 11 DEC 2018
CONGRESS NEWS
Winners of the “Living in the North!” Mass Media Contest Announced
10 December 2018

The second day of Arctic Media World Circumpolar Mass Media Congress culminated in the Award Ceremony presenting winners of the first International Arctic Mass Media Contest “Living in the North!”

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The official representative of MFA Maria Zakharova will take part in the Circumpolar Congress in Salekhard
5 December 2018

The forum will take place in the capital of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous area on December 09 to 11. About 200 representatives of media community of Russia and 26 countries of the world will take part in the congress.

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Up-to-Date Information on the Charter Flight for the Route Moscow – Sabetta – Salekhard
3 December 2018

Soon the representatives of the organizing committee of the congress will contact participants and inform them about the details of the trip and stay in Salekhard.

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Important information!
3 December 2018

We inform cameramen, who will cover the congress, about technical details.

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Juha Rekola tells why he is waiting for a trip to Salekhard
“It’s time for us to get to know each other”: a video message by Tim Anderson to the participants of the congress “Arctic Media World”
"We want to show that we are open to the world." Alexey Snegirev spoke about the goals and objectives of the media congress in Salekhard
Professor of St. Petersburg State University Dmitry Gavra: “The need to gather the Arctic media community is long overdue.”
ABOUT THE CONGRESS

The International Circumpolar Mass Media Congress “Arctic Media World” dedicated to the 88th anniversary of formation of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, will take place in Salekhard from the 9th December till the 11th of December, 2018.

More than 200 representatives of the media community based in circumpolar territories will participate in the event. Journalists from seven countries (Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Finland, Norway, the United States of America and Sweden) and eight Arctic regions of the Russian Federation will be united in one venue in Yamal.

Mass Media Congress was initiated by the Yamal-Nenets branch of Russian Union of Journalists. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Russian Union of Journalists are organizational partners.

The Congress is aimed to involve representatives of arctic mass media in the discussion of urgent problems of the arctic development with the government and public, to share experience, to build relations and partnership in coverage of different topics of the Arctic agenda between journalists worldwide.

The Congress program will include an extensive business part with a plenary meeting and three sessions on the following topics: economic cooperation of the Arctic countries, the Arctic ecology, and preservation of traditions of indigenous peoples. A cultural program will contain visiting nomadic camps of reindeer herders, presentation of arctic mass media exhibition, a concert with the participation of the best Yamal creative collectives and singers, and many other things.

The focus of the Congress is to show the connection between such processes as the exploration of Yamal and the preservation of national culture of indigenous peoples of the North. That’s why on the first day of the program a daylong tour of the settlement Sabetta will be provided. Guests will visit its International airport and the seaport of Sabetta, considered to be a key object of the Northern Sea Route; existing produce volume of the plant “Yamal-Liquefied Natural Gas” will be observed; the Arctic LNG project will be presented.

A key event of the Congress will be an international professional skills contest for representatives of Russian and foreign media community. The jury panel, consisting of Russian and international mass media experts, will evaluate submitting materials and will be speakers and trainers in the congress activities.

To sum up the business part of the Congress, the Awarding Ceremony of the professional skills contest will be held and congress resolution and cooperation agreement between the regional branches of the Russian Union of Journalists will be drawn up.

The Contest will be held in two stages from August 01, 2018 till October 15, 2018.


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QUOTE OF THE DAY
Alexey Snegirev
Alexey Snegirev
Chairman of the Yamal-Nenets regional branch of the All-Russian public organization "Russian Union of Journalists"

- We need to promote the Arctic in the media space more actively. The real contribution of the Arctic to the  economy of the country is incommensurable with its poor coverage in the information agenda of the Russian state media.


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