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POSITIVE JOURNALISM GOES WORLDWIDE 

Nowadays mass media shape peoples minds. Aiming for views, they publish news about incidents and conflicts. They tend to forget about the fact that people react to these events in some way. As a result, people lose confidence in themselves, fall into despair, and become miserable. How can we solve this problem? The IGUMO found an answer to this question. We need to create trends on positive communication by increasing the activity of responsible media. 

On October 20-21, Marina Volynkina, rector of our institute, Tatyana Vorozhtsova, dean of the Faculty of Journalism, and Elizaveta Zemlyanova, dean of the Faculty of Design, were on business in Brussels. Together with Barbara Dietrich, main editor of the Diplomatic World magazine, they signed the document Responsible Media for the Global Peace and Sustainable Development. 

The document encourages mass media, news agencies, and bloggers to describe reality in the most objective way possible, publish more good news, and tell about womens stories of success by demonstrating their ideas. Such articles are very motivating and they will contribute positive to our society. 

Today women from seven countries supported our initiative. We are honored to say it. 

The IGUMO heads understand the degree of responsibility our civil society bears. They do not only transfer right values to the world by their actions but teach the students about morality that makes them do whats right. 

Popularizing a new culture of thinking and cooperating with women from all around the world, we simultaneously provide our students more opportunities for self-realization, Marina Volynkina marked. There is a saying about good bringing good. Thus, the document provided a global project in contemporary art. We are going to present it at DOCA-2019. 

Marina Kachkalova, fourth-year IGUMO student, the Faculty of Journalism 

Translated by Irina Nikishina

30.10.2018


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