Ukraine Welcomes Foreign Journalists and Editors
KYIV, Ukraine, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Ukraine is ready to host the 64th World Newspaper Congress, said the Chairman of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting Oleksandr Kurdinovych in his interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda. The aim of the event is to stipulate more efficient information flow between Ukraine and the rest of the world, noted the state official.
A little over a week ago Kyiv heard the final whistle of the EURO 2012 European football championship and yet again the country is ready to host another major international event. To accommodate the foreign participants of the congress the Ukrainian government, back in February of 2012, decided to simplify the visa procedure and make it free of charge.
The World Newspaper Congress will take place in Kyiv on September 2-5, 2012 and is expected to bring up to 1,200 delegates - representatives of influential international media. The event will also feature the World Editors Forum as well as the annual Info Services Expo 2012.
Now that millions of European football fans and the leading international media discovered Ukrainian hospitality during the EURO 2012, it is high time to establish a deeper and more comprehensive cooperation between Ukrainian and foreign journalists, stated Oleksandr Kurdinovych. Number one objective of the World Association of Newspapers and Publishers (WAN-IFRA) congress is insuring that objective information on developments in Ukraine reaches the "western world," he mentioned.
According to Ukrainian media the upcoming congress is going to be the second largest international event in Ukraine after EURO 2012 championship.
In preparation to the sports tournament Ukraine drastically improved its infrastructure and, according to Michel Platini, UEFA President, the country's success was extraordinary. He also noted that the Ukraine's infrastructure leaped 30 years into the future after having built and renovated airports, built new roads, constructed and renewed 290 hotels. In addition, Ukraine was listed as number one among CIS countries regarding railroad infrastructure development, according to the World Economic Forum' latest Global Enabling Trade Report.
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers is a global organization of the world's newspapers and news publishers that represents over 18,000 publications and 15,000 websites in 120 countries. It has a status of an official consultant, which represents the interests of newspaper industry in UNESCO, United Nations and the European Council.
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