Russia, Moscow-LMSU

UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication


Description and Mandate of the Chair

The UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication was founded in 1993 at Lomonosov Moscow State University under the Faculty of Journalism.


  • To conduct research on media systems development in Russia, the former USSR and Eastern European countries in the context of global informational processes.
  • To promote the leading foreign scientific and educational institutions’ best practices, to develop the advanced knowledge and new technologies penetration in journalism education programmes.
  • To coordinate affiliated international centers and research laboratories activities.


The UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication organizes conferences, lectures and seminars with participation of well-known foreign and Russian scientists, journalists, public figures, politicians, diplomats, as well as trainings for journalists, public relations and advertising specialists, scholars in humanitarian studies.

The UNESCO Chair has offered conferences and seminars on such topics as the freedom of the press, journalism and law, media ethics, media coverage of elections in Russia and abroad, political advertising, new information and communication technologies, mass media and culture, journalism and women, informational agencies and news market, distance learning, mass media and human rights, mass media and informational society, media education, International humanitarian law and journalism, public relations, television and broadcasting, Internet and network communication, telecommunications, international journalism and multipolar world, gender problems in journalism, media psychology, history of journalism and press, mobile journalism.

The UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication played particular attention to the international cooperation with leading universities of Europe, North and South America, Africa, Latin America. The Chair organized joint conferences, seminars and round tables, invited foreign specialists to deliver lectures and present practical courses to students and scholars. This stimulated mutual exchange of effective education experience, facilitates long-term international academic contacts.


The UNESCO Bureau in Moscow, the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, the Russian Union of Journalists, the Moscow Union of Journalists, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Glasnost Defense Foundation.

The Faculty of Journalism students interested in research, postgraduate students and young scholars also take part in the activities of the Chair.

(UNESCO No. 202)
(Ver. 10-2022)


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