Ukraine, ready to host 64th World Newspaper Congress


Ukraine is ready to host the 64th World Newspaper Congress, as  Oleksandr Kurdinovych, Chairman of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting, said in an interview for  Komsomolskaya Pravda.

The aim of the event is improve and make more efficient the information flow between Ukraine and the rest of the world, according to the same source.

After Euro 2012 European Football Championship ended, Kyiv started preparing for another major event and gets ready to accommodate foreign participants to the congress. In order to do so, they will benefit of a simplified visa procedure, free of charge.

World Newspaper Congress will take place in Kyiv on September 2nd-5th and is expected to gather up to 1,200 delegates – representatives of influential international media. The event will also feature the World Editors Forum as well as the annual Info Services Expo 2012.

According to Ukrainian media, the upcoming congress is going to be the second largest international event in Ukraine after EURO 2012 championship.

World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers is a global organization of the world’s newspapers and news publishers that represents over 18,000 publications and 15,000 websites in 120 countries. It has a status of an official consultant, which represents the interests of newspaper industry in UNESCO, United Nations and the European Council.