On Saturday, October 29, the XIII Congress of the Union of Journalists of Russia (UJR) was held in Moscow. It was attended by about 300 delegates from all regions of the country.
One of the main issues of the congress was the formation of the leadership of the organization for the next four years. Vladimir Solovyov again became the head of the Union. He has held this post since 2017.
Alexander Belonovsky, editor-in-chief of the Profil magazine, was re-elected to the secretariat. He stressed that the demand for a truthful and balanced presentation of information is always an important need of society, and in difficult times it increases even more. “And it is the members of the Union of Journalists of Russia that are the channel through which the society receives all reliable and balanced information about what is happening in the country and abroad,” Belonovsky commented.
The Union of Journalists of Russia is a non-political public association founded in 1992. The Union of Journalists of the USSR became the successor of the Union of Journalists of the USSR. The organization is engaged in protecting the rights of journalists, developing specialized education and improving the professional skills of Russian media employees, perpetuating the memory of dead journalists, participating in legislative activities and developing international cooperation in the media.
The Russian Union of Journalists is one of the largest journalistic organizations in the world, with about 100,000 members. The SZHR includes 89 regional branches.