The International Circumpolar Mass Media Congress "Arctic Media World" (Salekhard, December 9-11, 2018)

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 on December 09 to 11, 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.

Official website of the event: https://www.arcticmediaworld.com/en/