11 December 2009, Friday, 13:28
author: Elvira Latypova, Eugene Rakhimkulov
The 2nd All-Russian System of Values Mass Media Festival has started in Ufa. It is aimed to establish a contact among media market experts for the enhancement of the level of domestic journalism and to attract the attention of authors to the most topical problems of modern life. The venue of the festival is the riding hall of the Akbuzat Hippodrome.
Sergey Lavrentiev, the Counsellor of State under the RB President, Ildus Ilishev, the Deputy Prime-Minister of the RB Government, Minister for Culture and National Policy, Eduard Yuldashev, the head of the Administration for Press, Publishing and Printing Industry under the RB Government, Elena Zelinskaya, the deputy chairman of the Committee on cultural and intellectual heritage preservation of the RF Public Chamber, the Vice-President of MediaSoyuz, Valery Fadeev, the editor-in-chief of Expert Magazine, the President of Media-Soyuz, representatives of the Republic's authorities and journalists were present at the opening ceremony.
President of Bashkortostan Murtaza Rakhimov sent a massage of greeting to participants of the forum:
"I am glad to welcome all of you on the old and hospitable land of Bashkortostan! This forum is an important event of the expiring year. Mass media versatile activity is getting more and more popular and effective, its constructive cooperation with public authorities is extending.
The spiritual climate in the country, its present and past, moral portrait of the rising generation depends on you to a great extent. That is why creative and informational freedom should go with firm moral principles.
Our multinational Bashkortostan is known for steady economic and social development. Much is done here for preservation and augmentation of cultural heritage, moral traditions, strengthening of family values and raising of people's well-being. It is gratifying to know that mass media of the Republic play a significant role in these processes.
I am sure that your festival will promote effective discussion of urgent problems of domestic journalism and contribute to further professional growth and creative activity of mass media.
I wish you optimism and happiness, new creative plans and achievements for the benefit of Russia!
President RB Murtaza Rakhimov”
The organizers of the forum are the All-Russian Public Organization MediaSoyuz, the RF Public Chamber with the assistance of the Federal Press and Mass Communications Agency, the Government of Bashkortostan, the Administration for Press, Publishing and Printing Industry under the RB Government.
The first festival took place in Moscow in 2008. Representatives of federal and regional mass media, eminent cultural, academic and public figures participated in it.
The festival's program includes a plenary session, public consultations, theme sectional conferences, System of Values awarding ceremony. Recommendations to media community will be adopted in the end of the festival.
Bashinform is going to provide further information on the course of the festival.