Posted by: vandaantipina | 12 October, 2011

Bloggers awarded in Moscow, winners of contest for journalists

Posted by newsfromrussia.comon 07.2010

The Russian International News Agency (RIA) recently conducted a contest for Russian journalists to publish an essay using the agency’s online source. Bloggers and journalists were asked to discuss their feelings about the vast changes that have occurred in society since the fall of the Berlin wall. The “Generation 20 Years after the fall of the Berlin Wall” competition was designed to generate interesting text from political journalists who are familiar with the ins and outs of online publishing. The contest provided an opportunity to discuss both a motivating topic and to utilize a new method of journalism.

The RIA chose the Internet for publication in order to demonstrate the value of online communication in today’s world. By using the Internet as a resource for communication, journalists and bloggers may immediately share their views and obtain the ability to review the opinions of other professionals. With the discussion of the changes to society after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an open forum was established that allows ideas to be shared and writers to be stimulated to include their views. Both the European Union office and the Russian RIA Novosti News Agency participated in designing and implementing the contest rules.

Other important items recently published through the RIA Novosti involve the questions raised during the Russia-EU summit about Russia’s role as a part of Europe in regard to returning illegal immigrants to their native land. The discussions revolved around how the process is implemented and whether illegal persons should be immediately turned over to Russian border guards. Another question under discussion involved whether the need for Visas should be dissolved between Russia and European countries with some in favor and others opposed. Leaders Medvedev and Merkel have suggested a proposal to create a Russia-EU security committee to study interaction between bordering countries.

Russia’s struggle with internal security questions continues while some Russian bloggers criticize major banks, institutions and airports within the country. This new trend toward open communication is causing many Russian establishments to be concerned about commentary occurring freely over the Internet.

Other Multimedia News

Celebrations honoring the twenty years following the fall of the Berlin Wall continue to inspire people throughout the world. Thousands gathered at the site that fell on November 9, 1989 to remember the remarkable change that would result from removing the barricade. Amazing photographs have been published on the Internet that document how the Berlin Wall appeared twenty years ago. The quick destruction of the barrier will be long remembered through the images and stories that appeared in newspapers throughout the world. The recent celebrations to commemorate the twentieth anniversary are now available worldwide through Internet publications and videos.



  1. Very interesting Vanda, but next time do not copy from another website and copy the text here. How about for example, giving us the link to the article and write a summary on your own words and give your opinion about it?
    I’ll be looking forward to that next time!

  2. Very interesting Vanda!! I need our help dear partners. I can´t entry in this blog. I don´t understand!! Heeelp! I followed all the intructions but i can´t make post cause I dont´have the correct invitation I think. Can You help me please? If you are so kind please send another invitation to my email.

  3. How i Can make my own post??

  4. I really like how this new technological enviroment helps to improve our lives. Also I really love the possibility that the Internet brings to journalists and information: FREEDOM (something we think we have, but in my opinion doesn’t exist in newspapers or TV or whatever…)

  5. Oops! I’ve made a mistake ¬¬ let me correct it: “I really like […] to improve our LIFES. […]”

    Also hello “altaca”, let me try to help you, I think this is how you can make a new post:

    1st – Enter to this blog, log in, and be on this blog with you account opened.

    2nd – On the corner, up and on your left you may see a “W” inside of a circle. Ok, next to that, on the right of the “W” sign, you may see a title like “business english at…”. Well, you just need to put the arrow of the mouse in that title (Don’t click on it, just you need to put the arrow there).

    3rd – After putting the arrow there, suddenly you may see how a menu is opened below of that title. In that menu, you may see many options but you need to search the option called “New”. When you find it, again, put the arrow in that option (Don’t click on it, just you need to put the arrow there).

    4th – After that, you may see how a new menu opens (this time on the right of the arrow) but there will be just one new option -> “Post”. This time, you have to make a click in that option. When you make a click you will be redirected to other site.

    5th – In this site, is where you can create a new post. You just need to blow up your mind and let your imagination work. Put first the title (first box) and then the text (second box under first box). When you think that all the words of your mind are transformed into a beautiful text, you just need to go a little bit down and make a click in the blue button (the one that says “Submit for Review”)

    And that is all, I hope this could help you and good luck trying to find your inspirational muse 😉

  6. I can’t see the “W” sign!!!

  7. I’m so sorry but I’m hopeless! I’ ve tried everything but it’s been useless. And I’m up to the neck with work rigth now. Marisa, is it possible to leave my post as a comment? Thanks!

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