First G-Global International Journalism Summit to Take Place in Astana

AEFASTANA – The first G-Global International Summit of Journalism will be held May 20-23 as part of the Seventh Astana Economic Forum (AEF).

The summit will examine the role of journalism in global crises, as well as innovations in media, the development and status of tools for working with vast and complex economic data and how that information can best be presented.

The event will include well-known media personalities, bloggers, international media companies, academics and veteran journalists, according to the summit’s organisers, the government of Kazakhstan, G-Global info-communicative platform, the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association and the Success K media agency.

Participants will be encouraged to discuss issues of modern journalism, particularly economic and financial issues. Discussions will also focus on media trends, including technological innovations.

The G-Global Summit will also include a contest with a $15,000 cash prize for the entity that most effectively utilises new technologies to present complex economic information in a way that is comprehensible and engages the public in global economic issues. The contest will be called, “New media-technologies and innovative instruments in presenting materials on economic issues,” and will be held within the Seventh AEF.

An International Media Exhibition (IMX), Information without Boundaries, will be also held within the framework of the summit to increase the exchange of information and innovations between global media and technology. The exhibition will allow journalists, media professionals and academics to demonstrate their innovations in the field of economic journalism.

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