The participants of the program were students, undergraduates and graduate students of the faculties of journalism, international relations, regional studies and other specialties, as well as young specialists.
Dushanbe week was devoted to the problem of security in the region. During the program, 5 online lectures were held by representatives of Russian science and science of the Republic of Tajikistan and 3 offline events in Dushanbe.
Andrey Anatolyevich Kazantsev, Doctor of Political Science, Professor of the Faculty of World Economy and World Politics of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Chief Researcher of the IMI MGIMO on June 21 opened MEDIATSIA program with lecture "Integration associations in the fight against the global pandemic: regional security", during which presents an analysis of the multi-vector foreign policy of the Central Asian countries from the point of view of their interaction with various integration structures engaged in the fight against COVID-19. The security challenges associated with the epidemic and other threats (international terrorism, global regional conflicts) were also studied. The event was held with the grant support of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of the Higher School of Economics in 2021 "The Impact of the Policies of Iran and Turkey on the Transformation of the Middle East and the Post-Soviet Space."
On June 22, in an interactive format, the participants of the MEDIATSIA program were able to go through the stages of sitanalysis together with the head of the Center for Situational Analysis of the IMEMO RAS, Ph.D. Irina Yakovlevna Kobrinskaya. As part of the open lecture “The Situation in Afghanistan – Consequences for the States of Central Asia”, Irina Yakovlevna introduced the project participants to the tools of the situational analysis and their possible application on the example of the Afghan problem.
The continuation of the study of the Afghan factor was lecture from Alexander Alekseevich Knyazev, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of St. Petersburg State University, historian and orientalist "The Afghan factor and the security of Central Asia", which took place on June 23. Alexander Alekseevich expressed his expert opinion on the existing myths associated with the Taliban movement (movement is prohibited in the Russian Federation) and helped to get to the truth regarding the threats and challenges of Afghanistan. lectures "Perspectives for predicting hybrid wars in Central Asia" on June 24 helped participants understand what the threat of "hybrid wars" means for the countries of Central Asia. Technologies/instruments of "hybrid wars" were identified, which are applied to the Central Asian countries. Reference points are among such tools: water supply issues, drug trafficking, the use of migrant labor, customs regulation, etc.
The final event of the online format was lecture "International formats and initiatives to ensure the security of Central Asia" from Dina Borisovna Malysheva, Ph.D. PhD, head of the Central Asia Sector, employee of a subdivision of the Center for Post-Soviet Studies of the IMEMO RAS. Together with the active involvement of the participants in the discussion, the Central Asian security dilemma, the place and role of international organizations in ensuring regional security, in particular, the role of such associations as the CSTO and the SCO were discussed.
As part of the round table held on June 24 in Dushanbe "Open dialogue between Russia and Tajikistan: journalism, media and formats" the following topics were discussed: "Work in social networks - how to combine successful SMM and traffic", "Boring texts: are we really going into short materials", "New formats: will YouTube win the texts?", "Self-censorship and the media".
The participants were leaders and correspondents of the media in Tajikistan, information and news portals, the National Association of Independent Media. In the format of an open discussion, the main trends in the industry markets of the states were discussed.
On June 25, master classes from Russian journalists were organized for the participants. Kirill Sergeevich Krivosheev, correspondent of the Kommersant newspaper, held a master class "Writing in an objective language: what should a text for a quality press consist of", where he shared the secrets of writing catchy, informative texts. Olga Yurievna Vikhrova, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Director of the Center for Eurasian Media Research, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov as part of the master class “New Media. Interview Creation Technology” spoke about the features of creating news for the Internet segment.
The Mediation program includes four country weeks, which will be held from June 21 to September 12, 2021
The event is organized by the Information and Analytical Center of Moscow State University (IAC MSU)| Ia-centr.ru with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund.
A detailed video of the events, as well as all information on the International Program "Mediacia" are available on the page Facebook.
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