On December 09 to 11, 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 town of Salekhard. It is the first international event of this format in history.
The participants of a large-scale media congress will become about 200 representatives from 27 countries, including representatives from the states of the Arctic Council: Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and 8 regions of the Arctic regions of the Russian Federation, that will be united in one venue in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Russian Union of Journalists are organizational partners.
Yakutia will also take part in the congress.
“The Republic brings a delegation of eight members, namely, a chief editor of the newspaper “Ilken” Valentin Khristoforov, a correspondent of the newspaper “Yakutia” Alamzhi Budaev, a chief editor of the newspaper of ulus (nomad camp) Ust-Yansky Ivan Andreev, the head of department of media policy and public relations Nikita Argylov, the press secretary of the company "ARCTIC CAPITAL" Sardana Sivtseva, as well as a researcher of small peoples of the North and a member of Russian Union of Journalists Sargylana Baisheva, and the new head of the department of state policy in the field of media of the Ministry of innovation of Yakutia Elena Zakharova," – said the chairman of the Union of Journalists in Yakutia Galina Bochkareva.
She noted, in turn, that journalistic works by Valentin Khristoforov and Alamzhi Budaev participated in the International Arctic Mass Media Contest “Living in the North!”. The Contest is held to strengthen international cooperation and to exchange experience between mass media operating in the Arctic.The results of the Contest will become known at the Awarding Ceremony on 11 December.
“Our main purpose of the trip is the following: discussion of relevant issues of development of the Arctic territories, exchange of experience, and partnership building with each of the eight regions of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, and, of course, the signing of an agreement on cooperation between the regional branches of the Russian Union of Journalists," – added Galina Bochkareva.