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    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The exhibition of photographs of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest’s finalists opened in the United Nations office in New York on Friday.

    The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest for young photojournalists is named after special photo correspondent of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency, who was killed while on assignment in the conflict-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014.

    UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Alison Smale attended the opening and congratulated young photojournalists from all over the world who took part in the contest.

    Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia was also in attendance, and noted that the exhibition opened on the same day as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. The Russian envoy honored the memory of Andrei Stenin.

    At the same time, Rossiya Segodnya’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief Andrei Blagodyrenko said that the contest has become a major humanitarian project in Russian photography as over 6,000 people from 77 countries applied for the contest in 2018.

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      The exhibition of photographs of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest’s finalists opened in the United Nations office in New York
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    The exhibition of photographs of the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest’s finalists opened in the United Nations office in New York

    The contest was launched by Rossiya Segodnya under the aegis of the Russian Commission for UNESCO. Its main goal is to support young photographers and draw public attention to the challenges of modern photojournalism. This contest is a platform for young photographers, who try to draw attention to people and events around them.

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    In 2018, the contest jury included representatives from the world’s leading news agencies: AFP (France), Anadolu Ajansi (Turkey), Notimex (Mexico), as well as world-class photographers and editors. The jury was chaired by Ahmet Sel, who is Visual News Editor in Chief for Anadolu Agency (Turkey).

    The award ceremony will take place on November 8 in the exhibition complex of Moscow’s State Historical Museum.

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    The contest’s general information partners include: the Vesti.Ru news website, the Russian state Rossiya-Kultura TV channel, news website ZhurDom and the Russian Photo website. International media partners include Sputnik News Agency and Radio, Askanews news agency, Independent Media holding, Notimex news agency, RT TV channel and news site, The Royal Photographic Society, Shanghai United Media Group (SUMG), news agency ANA, TeleSUR international informative multiplatform, China Daily web-site, Frontline magazine, The Philippine News Agency, AlYoum AlSabee, The Paper, Radio Republik Indonesia, BERNAMA news agency, Antara news agency, Al Mayadeen. Industry media partners include the Academy of Photography, GeoPhoto agency, Photo-study.ru educational portal, the Union of Journalists of Moscow, the Union of Art Photographers of Russia, Young Journalists information portal.

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