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ULAN-UDE, July 17 (Itar-Tass) — More than 70 journalists and heads of regional TV companies, newspapers, experts are taking part in the My Province all-Russia festival of regional media. It opened in the capital of Buryatia. During four days representatives of Russian mass media will hold roundtable meetings on the urgent problems of the media, prominent Russian journalists will hold master classes for regional reporters. “The festival participants will get acquainted with Buryatia and Baikal,” the forum’s organising committee told Itar-Tass.
The work program of the festival began with a roundtable discussion that focused on “new opportunities for the formation of income of the regional media.” It is also planned to discuss “the future of print media.” The festival’s workshops are divided into the media segments - Television, Radio and Press.
Among the organisers of the festival there are the National Association of Broadcasters of Russia, the International Academy of Television and Radio, Radio Corporation, TNT-Network, as well as My Province Centre for the Development of Regional Media. The Buryatia local authorities and the publishing house Inform-Polis have become the partners of the meeting, which usually takes place in different regions of Russia.
The festival is held since 1999. It is attended by representatives of 150 regional editorial offices across the country, including television and radio journalists. It traditionally includes 10 - 12 master classes. The regional journalists during the years of the festival could communicate with such well-known persons as Eduard Salagayev, Pavel Sheremet, Maria Sittel, Nikolai Fomenko and many others. The Russian presidential administration has been giving close attention to the festival during all these years.