A special session of the International Future Media Forum titled “Russian and Foreign Media: Past, Present, Future will open on June 23, 2011 at 10 a.m. The session, organized by RIA Novosti in association with the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP Russia), will be held in RIA Novosti’s New hall at 4, Zubovsky Boulevard.
IFP Russia Director Oksana Oracheva and RIA Novosti Deputy Editor-in-Chief Valery Levchenko are expected to welcome the attendees.
Keynote speeches on new media will be delivered by Anna Kachkayeva, head of the Media Communications Department at the Russian Higher School of Economics, Oksana Silantyeva, IFP alumnus and media coach at the Higher School of Journalism.
Ivan Zasursky, editor-in-chief of the online newspaper Chastnyi Korrespondent, will moderate the debates.
A panel discussion on the media in developing nations will feature reports by young professionals from Brazil, Peru, China, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, all of whom received IFP grants to study journalism and communications at some of the world’s most prestigious universities.
The IFP delegates include Gremil Naz, a writer working for the Philippines’ Educational Testing Preparation Services, Inc publishing house; Charmy Sabigan, area manager of Bombo Radyo Philippines; Nadim Asrar, editor of the news department of the Indian information agency IBN’s website, IBNlive.com; Jing Zhang, deputy editor of China’s Xinjiang Television; Dr. Irwansyah, head of the Communications Research Center at the Indonesia University Department of Social and Political Studies; Raul Larrauri, professor at the Department of Social Studies and Communications of Peru’s Pontifical Catholic University; and Brazilian journalist Claudia Cambraia.
Another panel discussion, devoted to the latest changes on the media market in Russia’s regions, will feature Russian IFP alumni.
Journalist Svetlana Pantyukhina from the Altai Territory will give an overview of her region’s media.
Alexander Ivanov, editor-in-chief of the television network Russia-24. Don, will review media outlets in the Rostov Region.
Vadim Massalsky, a web editor for the Voice of America Russian Service, will speak about VoA and other foreign networks broadcasting in Russia.
Raima Saryaeva, chancellor assistant of the University of Kalmykia, will talk about the modern state and the prospects of Kalmykia’s media market.
St. Petersburg-based journalist Olga Tananyan will explain how and why small local papers are currently searching for outlets on the Internet.
The last panel speaker, Nadezhda Khlebnikova, will present a report titled “Regional Wikis in Europe and Russia.”
For accreditation call +7 (495) 645-66-45. Applications should be submitted before 4 pm on June 21.