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The Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University has hosted STUDIA BALTICA, the summer school for young journalists for six consecutive years. This time, the theme of the School is journalism in new media space.
The programme is organized around a wide range of significant themes that concern young journalists today: journalism and media confrontation, the role of mass media in the EU - EAEC dialogue, the development of the Eurasian integration: mass media as a platform for discussions; and the image of the EAEC in the European and post-Soviet mass media.
It is the sixth time that IKBFU has hosted STUDIA BALTICA, the international school for young journalists. During this time, the School has gained recognition and popularity. After the first announcement, the number of submitted applications was triple the number of vacancies. In total, we received about 80 applications, of which only 30 were selected. These are young and talented students from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Germany and Russia.
Sergei Rekeda, Director, Information and Analytical Center for the Study of Social and Political Processes on the post-Soviet Space, Moscow State University, a member of the Organizing Committee of the School:
The main goal of our project is educational – to improve the fundamental professional skills of young journalists coming from Russia, post-Soviet countries and the European Union. However, in my opinion, establishing new contacts is no less important, particularly for the development of international cooperation between media specialists from different countries. Sometimes professional contacts turn into real friendship, which extends beyond purely academic environment. If the School succeeds in helping participants to better understand the media space of Russia or any other country, then not only educational, but also humanistic objectives of the project will be achieved".
Young journalists have the benefit of group discussions and lively question and answer sessions conducted by the professional team of journalists, media experts, media managers and researchers:
Andrei Blagodyrenko, head of the Directorate of Multimedia Centres "Russia Today" (Russia) IIA
Sandro Teti, an Italian journalist, head of Sandro Teti Publishing House (Italy)
Pal Tamas, Professor of Corvinus University (Hungary), professor of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University (Russia) MV University (Hungary)
Vadim Gygin, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, BSU, host of the "Matter of Principle" TV programme on ONT TV channel (Belarus)
Daria Haspekova, editor-in-chief of the website of the Russian Council on International Affairs (Russia)
Andrei Babitsky, a journalist, former broadcaster of Radio Liberty (Russia)
Sergei Schmidt, an associate professor of the Faculty of History of Irkutsk State University (Russia)
Vyacheslav Sutyrin, editor-in-chief of Evraziya.Ekspert analytic portal, a senior researcher at the State Academic University for the Humanities (Russia)
Vladimir Stognienko, a sports newscaster (Russia)
Michael Berendeyev, director of the IKBFU Department of Social Media Technologies (Russia).
The Schools will run until August 27, 2016.