A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Is the Media a Participant or an Observer in Global Conflicts?
6 June 2019
09:30—10:30

It is difficult to imagine modern politics without the active participation of the media. Increasingly, the media not only performs an informational function but may also act as a participant in conflicts. Can we say that the media in the 21st century are merely observers of global affairs, covering international conflicts in an unbiased manner? What is the impact of media companies as information wars become increasingly important strategically and episodes have increased in frequency? If the media is indeed the fourth pillar of power, is the responsible use of the media essential to the world order? How might changes in the media impact global politics?

Date
06.06.2019
Forum
SPIEF
Started at
09:30—10:30
Conference hall
Pavilion G, conference hall G4
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