RT TO MARK ITS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA AND POLITICS
MOSCOW, DECEMBER 1, 2015 - To mark ten years since its flagship English-language news channel aired its first broadcast, RT will host an event bringing together prominent politicians, foreign policy experts, and media executives from around the world.
The conference, titled “Information, messages, politics: the shape-shifting powers of today’s world,” will explore a wide range of pressing international issues, including Middle East security, the state of today’s geopolitical balance of power, the battle of media narratives, Russia’s role on the world stage, tradeoffs between information privacy and security under a global terrorist threat, the evolution of the international news landscape over the past decade, and the role of media in addressing the challenges facing the world today.
Among the speakers and panelists will be Ken Livingstone, mayor of London during the 2005 terrorist attacks and recently appointed co-chair for the UK’s opposition defense review; Cyril Svoboda, former- deputy prime minister, minister of foreign affairs, and interior minister of the Czech Republic, who led the negotiations on Czech accession to the EU; Jill Stein, a US politician and the Green Party’s 2012 presidential candidate; Willy Wimmer, German statesman and ex-VP of the OSCE; Patricia Villegas, president of pan-Latin American news network teleSUR; Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, the country’s main foreign military espionage organization; noted CIA whistleblower Raymond McGovern, and RT’s own editor in chief, Margarita Simonyan.
RT aired its first broadcast from its Moscow studios on December 10, 2005. Since then, what was once a single channel has grown into a global news network bringing a fresh perspective on current events around the clock to over 700 million people in 100+ countries in English, Arabic, and Spanish, with additional content available online in Russian, German, and French.
RT is the winner of the Monte-Carlo TV Festival for Best 24-Hour Newscast, the only Russian TV channel with three International Emmy nominations for news coverage, and the #1 TV news network on YouTube, with nearly 3 billion views.
The conference will take place at Moscow’s historic Metropol Hotel from 9:30 to 16:30 on Thursday, December 10, 2015. To find out more about the event, press accreditation, and how to attend, please go to http://conference.rt.com/.