26 June 2009, Friday, 11:01

Contest “Journalists of Russia against terror” is announced in the country

author: Amy Kolokolova

The contest “Journalists of Russia against terror” is announced in the country and it is called to form correct attitude in our society to terrorism and its springs and preventive measures against it.

The contest is held by “The Public Relations Development Company” with the assistance Russian FSS Frontier scientific-research center and the National anti-terrorist committee.

The all-Russian public mass-media organization “Media Union”, RIA “NOVOSTI” and radio-station “Echo of Moscow” are the information partners of the contest. As it is reported in the news release, the problem of terrorist threat has become one of the most urgent for Russian society and activity of extremists destabilizes the political as well as social-economic situation in the country and represents real threat not just for national security and territorial integrity of Russia but for the life of every citizen. Terrorism is dangerous with its scale, unpredictability and the power of psychological pressure on human masses, that’s why the state pays great attention to the aspects of struggle with terrorism in the world as well as inside the country.

Mass-media may contribute to prevention of terrorist actions and ideological resistance to terrorism. Ten nominations are established within the frames of the contest: “Terrorism: history and up-to-dateness”, “Separatism, nationalism, extremism – the act of terror”, “The act of terror as a political argument”, “The society facing terror”, “Terrorism is the threat of Russia’s security in internal political, social, military and frontier spheres”, “Terrorism in the mirror of mass-media”, “Terrorism is the threat of Islam”, “Terror victim” and “Works of art and publicism in mass-media”. More detailed information about contest is available on the sites: www.mediasoyuz.ru, www.journalist-virt.ru, www.nak.fsb.ru.