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Ukraine's Kyiv Debuts Hosting World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum

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Ukraine's Kyiv Debuts Hosting World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum PR Newswire KYIV, September 10, 2012 KYIV, September 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- thU k r a i n e just finished hosting the 64 World Newspaper Congress and th19 World Editors Forum,

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Ukraine's Kyiv Debuts Hosting World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum
PR Newswire KYIV, September 10, 2012
KYIV,September 10, 2012/PRNewswire/ --th Ukrainejust finished hosting the 64World Newspaper Congress and th 19World Editors Forum, attended by almost 1000 representatives of the world-leading media from over 90 countries. The congress offered a platform for discussing issues of the future of media industry and newspaper operations, digital challenges and profitability. International media CEOs had a chance to meet Ukrainian government officials and reflect on the issues of freedom of press and speech as well as right to information inUkrainefirst hand. Video:http://wnu-ukraine.com/multimedia/videos/?id=93 Aside from discussing the main topics, the event was focused on the business aspect of operations, about the quality of editorials, professionalism, as well as how to write in the current multimedia world. Each of these aspects was the essence of which journalists' works were commended with the main award of the entire forum, the Golden Pen of Press Freedom. "Press freedom is the core of advancing the issues in media and business today. Opening press freedom plays a major role in media in that we always give out the Golden Pen of Press Freedom to the year's most recognized and courageous journalists," explained Heipel executive director of WAN-IFRA World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. In addition to industry perspectives the participants have been informed about the media situation inUkraine. Notably, during the opening ceremony the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych highlighted the importance of creating economic conditions for the development of free and independent press, reported on the progress with the right to information and access to public information, protection of the journalists' rights and advised foreign media representative to experience the status of media freedoms inUkrainefirst hand. Freedom of press has been a major topic inUkrainesince the early 2000's, noted Yodwut Klinthong a foreign relations officer of the Royal Thai Government. "I think it's a great achievement forKyivto hold this event… Obviously this country is no new destination for people internationally, especially sinceUkrainedid just host theEURO 2012Championship with great success, but holding this forum here gives opportunity to journalists to focus on current and truthful media about this country and it's an opportunity for Ukraineas well."