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THE REGISTRATION TO XVI EURASIAN MEDIA FORUM IS OPEN The sixteenth Eurasian Media Forum, an international communication plat-form established in 2002, uniting more than 500 delegates from 60 countries, will take place from 22 to 24 May in Almaty at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. The XVI Eurasian Media Forum is held under the motto “The World Today: Transforming of Reality?” The upcoming Eurasian Media Forum will discuss a number of topical issues of global and regional scale, including issues related to the emerging process of de-globalization, the deepening consumption crisis, as well as problems of international law and challenges associated with the expanding use of artificial intelligence. The Forum program will also include professional media related topics such as the future of journalism in the digital world and the growing influence of the blogosphere. The main mission of the Eurasian Media Forum is to create conditions for a free and open dialogue among politicians, journalists and experts on the key issues of the geopolitical, economic, socio-cultural development of the entire international community. Throughout the history of the Forum, more than 6,000 foreign partici-pants visited Kazakhstan, including politicians, economists, political scientists, Nobel laureates, public figures, scholars and entrepreneurs. Over the years, among the most notable EAMF speakers were ex-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Khatami, 12th President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, American diplomats Richard Holbrook and Richard Perl, former US Congressman, Chairman of the Democratic Govern-ing Council, 58 world monitor Harold Ford, ex-British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw , ex- Minister of Tourism of Greece and Member of Parliament Olga Kefaloyanni, British futurist Ray Hammond, famous journalists Peter Lavel, Paula Slier, Stephen Cole, Nick Gowing, former Supreme Commander-in-Chief NATO forces General Wesley Clarke, former US National Security Adviser to the President, political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Dezir, head of the foreign division of the VICE News news release on the HBO cable and satellite television network Norin Jameel, American political consultant, key adviser of both election campaigns of President Barack Obama, Roger Fisk, BBC TV news editor, Emmy Award winner Gavin Hewitt, producer, director, Oscar nominee Yevgeny Afineevsky and others. The scale and international level of the event allows Kazakhstan to pro-vide a neutral platform for discussion of the most pressing issues of today’s reality. The idea of holding the Forum found wide support among leading in-ternational media - more than 1,500 representatives of influential world media took part in EAMF, including Euronews, CNN, BBC, Associated Press Televi- sion News, Reuters, Bloomberg, New York Times, Al Jazeera English, Russia Today, Channel One, IA Cihan, etc. The general partner of the XVI Eurasian Media Forum is “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC. The registration is open until May 15th on the official website http://eamedia.org/eng/. Places are limited For media contacts: Aida Haidar pr@eamedia.org M: + 7 700 782 06 48