Journalists from 34 countries will take part in the Moscow session, record attendance for SputnikPro. They represent The Hankyoreh (South Korea), As Sabah (Tunisia), Nhân Dân (Vietnam) and Standard (Tanzania) newspapers, PNA (Philippines), SUNA (Sudan), WAM (UAE) and Nova (Italy) news agencies, Phoenix TV (China) and Aaj Tak (India) television networks, Channel Africa radio (South Africa) and several other media outlets.
Sputnik Deputy Editor-in-Chief Anton Anisimov said:
"One of the goals of SputnikPro is to provide a platform for young professionals to share experience and establish dialogues. We are really happy to see that the course attracted major media outlets from so many countries. I hope that the project will only grow in the future."
Editor-in-chief of the Novosti magazine (Croatia), Tamara Opacic, said:
"I am glad that I have been invited to the SputnikPro program because I see it as a great opportunity to expand my journalistic skills and to make new contacts with colleagues from international media. Since modern journalism relies on new technology, I have the biggest expectations from the workshop about new media and social media marketing."
Cynthia Saade, a correspondent at the AlsumariaTV network (Iraq), commented:
"I'm looking forward to learning new skills in reporting news (especially international news) and discover the difference between Arab and Russian news agencies. Furthermore, I am interested in staying updated to the new features that concern online media. Finally, I aim to build a collaboration between AlsumariaTV (Iraqi TV) and Sputnik ‘News Agency & Radio' for future works in news and online media."
Victor Maulana, a journalist for the Sindonews.com news portal (Indonesia), said:
"I hope that by being involved in this program. I also can meet people from other country and share the experience with them and it can expand my experience and knowledge more. I also hope this program can make Indonesia and Russia relations became closer."
Earlier, SputnikPro held two separate sessions for journalists from Turkey and Latin America.
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