Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 1 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /
The Russian RIA Novosti international news agency will host the Forum of European and Asian Media Outlets in Kiev on Dec. 7-10.
The forum will bring together the leaders of well-known media outlets from throughout the CIS and Baltic states. Politicians, public figures, heads of national journalist unions and information policy experts will attend.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Foreign Minister Konstantin Gryshchenko will make a welcoming speech to the participants. Greetings on behalf of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will also be read at the opening of the forum.
The forum will also be addressed by Adviser to the UNESCO General Director Henry Yushkyavichus, Rospechat head Mikhail Seslavinsky, National Institute for Strategic Studies Director Andriy Yermolaev, Trend Agency General Director Ilgar Huseynov, Kazinfo Chairman Daura Diyarov, Latvian Journalists Union President Juris Paiders and other representatives of participant countries.
This is the fifth annual forum of representatives of national media outlets from post-Soviet countries. RIA Novosti initiated the first such meetings in 2006. The annual forum aims to discuss issues facing media outlets in the modern world.