© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotobanka Seslavinsky. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank
Russian-language broadcasting in a multicultural world becomes a conductor alternative, firsthand information about Russia and promotes Russian culture, says the head of the Federal Agency for press and mass communications (Rospechat) Mikhail Seslavinsky.
The third annual international forum of Russian-speaking broadcasters under the title «Russian-language broadcasting in the context of increasing role of information in the world» held in the International multimedia press center MIA «Russia today» on Friday.
«In a multicultural world Russian-speaking community broadcasters is one of the guarantors for the preservation of wealth, purity and identity of the Russian language as the common cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia and the world. Becomes a conductor not only an alternative, firsthand information about Russia, but their activities contribute to the promotion of Russian culture and Russian language in the countries where strong historical ties with our country», — said in the greeting of Seslavinsky forum participants, which was read by his Deputy Tatyana Naumova.
According to Seslavinsky, since the forum is aimed at strengthening international cooperation among representatives of radio and telecourses of Russia and countries near and far abroad, he aims to become the unifying platform for Russian-language broadcasters, a place for exchange of experience and opinions between professionals in the radio industry to play a significant role in creating an objective image of Russia abroad.
The forum is organized by the Russian Academy of Radio (RAR) supported by the Federal Agency for press and mass communications and with the assistance of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry. Objectives of the forum is to promote an objective image of Russia abroad, raising the level of literacy and Russian language proficiency in the foreign media, the promotion of Russian culture and Russian language. The forum aims to strengthen international cooperation among representatives of radio and telecourses broadcasting in Russian language in Russia, CIS and far abroad.