Kazakhstan welcomes East & West at Eurasia Media Forum

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File Photo: Dr. Dariga Nazarbayeva, eldest daughter of H.E. President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Chairperson of the Eurasian Media Forum, and Dr Shahid Qureshi, Editor in Chief of The London Post and Media Group in Astana Kazakhstan 22 June 2017. (Photo by Eurasian Media Forum )

Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 2019 – Kazakhstan’s annual Eurasian Media Forum (EAMF) will be held again this year on May 22-24 in Almaty, the commercial capital in the mountainous south of the country.

The organizers are expecting to welcome more than 500 delegates from 60 countries to discuss the overall theme: ‘The World Today: Transforming Reality?’ Participants will include politicians, journalists and experts from East and West, including the Eurasian region.

At the upcoming Forum among the expected guests are Ghida Fakhri , TV presenter TRT and Doha Debates, Robert James Woolsey Jr. (USA) – Head of the CIA (1993-1995), George Galloway (UK) – politician, John Defterios, CNN journalist and anchor.

The agenda, always topical, will cover world headline news: the global balance of power, trends towards deglobalization, the deepening consumption crisis, the expanding use of artificial intelligence as well as economic, environmental and regional questions. Media issues will include the future of journalism in the digital age and the growing influence of the blogosphere.

The first day of the Forum will be devoted to master classes run by international specialists. Topics will comprise communications and social issues, of particular interest to local and regional journalists.

The next two days of plenary sessions will feature intensive discussion of the agenda themes between internationally renowned panelists, with lively audience involvement, all moderated by professional television presenters.

Dr Dariga Nazarbayeva, founder of the Forum and head of its Organizing Committee, will open this 16th conference at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Almaty. The series was launched on her initiative in 2002 to promote East-West understanding after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Manhattan and Washington.

In the course of its history, the Forum has attracted over 6,000 foreign participants to visit Kazakhstan, including Nobel laureates, politicians, public figures, economists and other experts, academics and journalists.

Among the most notable guests of the Forum have been the 12th President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir, American political consultant Roger Fisk and British futurist Ray Hammond.

More than 1,500 representatives of influential world media have taken part in the Forum, including Associated Press Television News, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Euronews, Al Jazeera English, New York Times, Reuters and Russia Today.

The general partner of the Forum is “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC.

Registration is open until 15 May on the official website http://eamedia.org/eng/. Places are limited!

For media contacts:

Dmitry Gordiyenko

M: + 7 701 216 88 62

Aksulu Sangali

М: +7 702 888 3138

E: press@eamedia.org

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