23rd Session of the IPF "New Formats for Countering the Rewriting of History - Communication Methodologies and Opportunities" | 26-27.01.2023

25/01/2023 15:41

On January 26-27, 2023, the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly holds the International Public Forum on Preserving the Memory of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War - "New formats for countering the rewriting of history - communication methodologies and opportunities."

The forum is organized with the support of: Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, Vernadsky Crimean Federal University and the Institute of Media Communications, Media Technologies and Design CFU (Simferopol) and the National Business Partnership "Alliance Media" (Moscow).

Traditionally, the forum brings together Russian and international experts and public figures in culture, art, education and history. Historians and public figures from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, Slovenia and Abkhazia will take part in the current 23rd session of the forum.

On the first day of the forum, the Institute of Media Communications, Media Technologies and Design of CFU in Simferopol will become the platform of the forum.

On January 27, on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust and the Day of the Complete Liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi Siege, the forum will be held at the headquarters of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly. Historians, representatives of public and search organizations will discuss issues of countering attempts aimed at rewriting the history of World War II and the Great Patriotic War, and information security, including the presence in the Russian and international media space of resources aimed at preserving historical truth and developing constructive creative images of the memory of the Victory.

With the growing role of communication and media technologies in influencing and managing public opinion, the interaction between various social groups and institutions becomes more complicated. The theme of historical memory is subject to the greatest distortions. There are attacks on cultural and historical codes, when information technologies influence the very type and way of thinking of the younger generation. An important element in building a safe information environment based on the principles of historical continuity of generations is the introduction of new approaches and practices in the education of young people, the creation of an attractive information environment that meets modern communication requirements.

Discussions at the forum are aimed at systematizing the achievements of the members of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly and its partners in the field of preserving historical memory. It is, on the one hand, about the forms and methods of protecting historical truth, which we help to perpetuate and do not allow our opponents to be emasculated from the humanitarian sphere. And, on the other hand, about creating barriers to rewriting history using communication technologies based on documentary evidence of real historical facts, against which fake news cannot resist in the information space. Documentary cinema can play a significant systemic role in this activity.

A constructive role is given to the Media Platform of Historical Memory, a Eurasian public movement in support of the creation of International Associations of the descendants of participants in Soviet military fronts, units, as well as participants in the most important historical battles, during which the Nazi troops were defeated. The tasks include creating formats for involving young people in the preservation of historical memory, coordinating and uniting search, volunteer and other youth clubs and structures involved in patriotic work and the preservation of the historical and memorial heritage of World War II and the Great Patriotic War, as well as a program of work with military glory museums and universities.

Program of the 23rd session of the IPF "New formats for countering the rewriting of history - communication methodologies and opportunities" (PDF)