Skills of Yamal to find balance between industrial development, preservation of ecology and observation of rights of indigenous peoples of the North should become the global experience. It was stated by the chairman of the Union of journalists of Russia Vladimir Solovyov.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
– Today, there is little information in Russia and abroad about how the Arctic lives. That’s why we, together with our colleagues from the Russian Union of Journalists started the Arctic Club. Lots and lots of interesting things happen in Yamal. We’ll tell about everything that happen along the Northern Sea Route. This topic will be vigorously developed.