Sections of the Dialogue
Practical Conference
Tell about your journalistic project to the whole world, learn about the format of the work of the foreign editorial offices and ask masters of journalism questions on topics you are interested in
As a tradition the work will start with a practical conference in the Hermitage Theater, where the participants of the Forum will hear at first hand from their colleagues, with what kind of challenges the journalism meets in the different countries, and they will talk about the ways of overcoming conflicts and the confrontation between the representatives of different cultures and confessions in Mass Media.
New Forum New Topics
In 2017 we have already started our conversation about the invasion of breakthrough technologies in the media industry. Alexander Tabbakh, the director of Publiq Foundation, tell us about the working principals of media platform Publiq, based on the way of working of blockchains. This way let us create an eco-system, based on the principal of transparency and self-regulation.

In that time new forms of the dialogue in the digital and social media will become the main theme of the Conference. The participants will discuss the opportunities of the modern digital platforms in the implementation of dialogue of cultures and the ways of journalistic projects' promotion in the global internet space. During the open discussion they will try to get the answers, which can help to overcome the current problems, related, for example, to fake news' extension in social media, and to determine the future ways of the modern mass media.
Every participant will be able to present its own cross-border multimedia project, aimed at preservation and development strong professional relations between Russia and foreign countries. It is possible, that during the Forum some of participants will find like-minded friends, who can understand and support the idea of the new project and also help to embody it after the Media-Forum.
What is a cross-border multimedia project?
You are welcomed to present a cross-border media project aimed at maintaining close connections with the Russian Media and professional intercimmunication in the scope of one particular theme. It should be a multimedia project which means that this collaborative work supposed to be presented on one of the existing digital-platforms: internet-portal, mobile application, social media (pages, accounts, channels).
Sign for a huge contribution to the dialogue of cultures
Every year the Media-Forum is ended by the solemn awards ceremony «Sign for a huge contribution to the dialogue of cultures» on behalf of The International Union of Journalists and the State Hermitage Museum. Last years the award winners became:
Vladimir Pozner, independent journalist (for the art of dialogue), Johan Vanderplaetse, the president of Schneider Electric in Russia and CIS (for the dialogue between business communities of Russia and Europe), the Channel 5, TV program «The Day of Good Things» (for the new formats of dialogue with the society).