ICFJ, With Knight Foundation Support, Plays Role in Presidential Effort to Improve U.S-Russian Ties

Apr 92012

On April 6, leaders of the U.S.-Russia Presidential Commission’s Education, Culture, Sports, and Media (ECSM) Working Group met to discuss the program’s continuing exchanges, which include a program for young journalists from both countries.

ICFJ and the Union of Journalists of Moscow will each host the first of two groups of 12 journalists taking part in the “Young Media Professionals Exchange Program.” The program is supported by a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to ICFJ.

The exchanges already have brought together hundreds of Americans and Russians representing various professions and cultural life in each country to dispel stereotypes and promote mutual understanding.