Pavilion 4, Conference Hall 4.1

Work on determining a world media agenda has long become part of modern international relations. Publications of rating agencies’ statistics and opinions and biased interpretations of national economic parameters are often used by world powers as foreign policy instruments. As before, the world media market still looks unstable. In the course of the discussion, the heads of world news agencies and mass media will analyze the main trends and challenges facing the global media community. What is the role of the mass media in the modern world? Are the media coping with the role of mediators between the state and society well enough? Do the interests of the state prevail over the need for the impartial coverage of events? Is the mass media capable of controlling the authenticity of information? What is the place of professional ethics in modern journalism? Is there truly independent mass media? Can journalists be targets of political sanctions?

Mikhail Gusman , Chairman, Russian National Committee of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication; Vice-President, News Agency World Council (NACO)
Clive Marshall , Chief Executive Officer, Press Association Group

Aram Ananyan , Director General, Armenpress News Agency
Ilgar Huseynov , Director General, Trend News Agency
Juan Maria Calvo , International Relations Director, EFE News Agency
Thomas Kent , Deputy Managing Editor, Associated Press
Maxim Minchev , Director General, Bulgarian News Agency
Sergey Mikhailov , Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Investments and Strategic Planning Committee, Cherkizovo Group
Hiroki Sugita , Executive Director, Kyodo News
Giuseppe Cerbone , Chief Executive Officer, ANSA


Key moments

“There is no more space in today’s information and news market. If there is space, it is in the future market”.
Aram Ananyan