Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Russian TV Journalists to Visit UT- Austin

Broadcasters/Documentarians on Social Issues Come to US

Tue, April 16, 2013 | The University of Texas at Austin, Parlin Hall, Room 1

3:30 PM

Austin, TX – Five TV journalists from large Russian news agencies will be in Austin, April 12-20, 2013, to meet with colleagues and learn how American TV journalists and documentary film makers develop, film and broadcast stories on social issues.
The delegates will meet with local news outlets, UT Radio-TV-Film professors, and other journalists and documentary filmmakers, as well as with Congressional, local and state government representatives to learn how they work with constituents, media and citizens’ organizations on social issues. 

The group is sponsored by The Open World Leadership Center ( <> ), whose Open World Program brings emerging leaders from selected countries in Eurasia, such as Russia, Ukraine and Serbia, to the United States in order to give them firsthand exposure to the American system of participatory democracy and free enterprise. The Center was established by Congress as an independent legislative branch agency in 2000 and is the only international exchange program funded by the U.S. legislative branch of government. 
The delegation is hosted by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at The University of Texas at Austin.
For more information, please contact Tamara Kowalski at (512) 471-3607. For more information on the Open World program, please contact Maura Shelden at (202) 707-8943 or visit

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