In different years the sign was presented to Vladimir Pozner, Sergey Agafonov, Channel 5, "Ogonek" magazine, Chairman of the Russian-Belgian Business Council Johan Vanderplaetse. .
The sign looks like a paragraph mark which is denoting a new thought, a new stage. A paragraph mark is an electronic symbol, but it begins its history from a medieval manuscript books. And a modern online journalism relies on the principles of a print one. This symbol is universal and international, as the Media Forum is.
Traditionally the sign will be awarded by the Head of the State Hermitage Museum, Mikhail Piiotrovsky and the Secretary of the Community of Journalists, Chairman of the Mediacongress, Ashot Jazoyan.
This year, on November 8, the sign "For contribution to the Dialogue of Cultures" will be awarded to Vladimir Spivakov, "Kultura" TV channel, "Rossiyskaya gazeta" newspaper and the Internet site "RT International".