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International environmental citizen journalism forum EcoBlogy

International environmental citizen journalism forum EcoBlogy

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April 18-19, 2011 in Moscow

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April 18.  Holiday Inn, 15 Lesnaya Street.
April 19.  RIA Novosti, 4 Zubovsky Boulevard.

EcoBlogy aims to create an international community of professional and citizen journalists, fostering interaction and enabling them to share their experiences of covering environmental issues. This unprecedented project will highlight the work being done on the Russian and English blogospheres to report on and find solutions to environmental problems.

The Ford Foundation’s International Fellowships Program (IFP) in Russia and RIA Novosti have partnered with WWF Russia, the Russian Association of Environmental Journalists and the Russian branch of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in organizing the forum.

The agenda for the first day of the forum includes debates between prominent bloggers and journalists on “Who does more to save the environment – bloggers or journalists?” The participants will include journalist Yevgeny Arsyukhin and ecoblogger Oleg Kozyrev. Andrei Reznichenko, head of the Science and Environmental News department at RIA Novosti, will chair the debate.

The Global Climate Change: Nature and the Internet plenary discussion involving politicians, journalists and ecologists will include contributions from: Alexei Kokorin, head of the WWF Climate Program in Russia, who will speak on man-made climate change; Tracy Carty, Oxfam Climate Change Policy Advisor; and Amirkhan Amirkhanov, deputy director of the environmental policy department at the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources.

Russian and foreign participants will have the opportunity to discuss the acute environmental issues affecting their own regions in the Kaleidoscope of environmental issues roundtable.

The first day of the forum will close with the session East to West: Is balanced information on environmental issues available?

The EcoBlogy forum’s agenda, main points from the speakers’ reports and the views of environmentalists and journalists will be available on Facebook: EcoBlogy.
The forum will open on April 18, 2011, at Holiday Inn, 15 Lesnaya Street, Moscow.
Working languages: Russian and English, simultaneous translation will be provided for the speeches. RIA Novosti plans to broadcast the event live on its websites (Russian) and (English).
To register for accreditation: +7 (495) 645-6624 or +7 (495) 645-6601 (ext. 71-53).



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Michael Spinner-Just


2011-04-14 09:40

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