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Mayelinne De Lara, the head of the Benelux Diplomatic Council, said as much when speaking at the Second International Media Forum 2019: Freedom of Journalism in the Context of Human Rights, New Technologies, and International Information Security.Dr. De Lara believes that political fraud is based on technological processes and business models.
More than 70 journalists, international media experts, political analysts and diplomats from over 30 countries from across the world are participating in this high-profile event. Speaking at the Forum’s opening meeting, Armen Oganesyan, editor-in-chief of International Affairs magazine, recalled that the topic of the current discussion had been prompted by President Vladimir Putin’s interview with The Financial Times, where he said that the “the liberal idea” had “outlived its purpose.”
Deborah Scranton (USA), documentary film director, producer, journalist
Jhon Bonar, Westminster Russia Forum, Deputy Chairman
Tom Wan (Hong Kong), Editor-in-chief Glocal HK, member of Global Studies Institute
At a recent UN Security Council meeting on Bosnia and Herzegovina, another biased and false report by the UN High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Valentin Inzko, caused a negative response from Republika Srpska and Russia’s UN envoy Vasily Nebenzya. We discussed this with Milorad Dodik, the leader of the Serbs in Bosnia and a Serbian member of the Presidium of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The euphoria about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Indonesia and elsewhere in South and Southeast Asia (SEA) has been felt since 2017, particularly following the country’s participation in the BRI Summit in Beijing that year, where Indonesia (along with other SAARC and ASEAN member states) was expected to receive massive investments from China to support several infrastructure projects.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 18-11-2019, 12:50
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The popularity of studying the Russian language in Austria is growing, the Russian ambassador Dmitry Lyubinsky noted. He said this in a message to the participants of the III Vienna forum of Russian language specialists from EU, TASS reported. According to Dmitry Lyubinsky, more than 7.5 thousand schoolchildren and about 4 thousand students study the Russian language in Austria.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will attempt to negotiate a new deal with the EU on Brexit in the course of early parliamentary elections in the UK scheduled for December 12. If the Conservatives take upper hand, then, according to Johnson, Great Britain will leave the EU no later than January 31. How will the upcoming elections affect Brexit? How Boris Johnson’s agreement with the European Commission could be assessed? The answers to these questions were provided by the participants in an expert discussion at the Valdai Club.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 14-11-2019, 12:21
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“The most important thing is that while we enlarge our social circle and involve more subjects into it, we should contribute to trust building, which is now extremely deficient on the international scene, and through it we could move towards mutual understanding. When there is mutual understanding between states and peoples, it will be much easier to seek the best answers to the common urgent challenges the humanity faces. By the same token, of course, we appreciate the increasing contribution to these efforts that is made under the auspices of the Russian Association for International Studies (RISA) Convention”.