The Eurasian Media Forum – non-governmental independent organization with no political, economic or ideological allegiances based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Eurasian Media Forum is the most prominent international media initiative in Eurasia aimed at defining the strategic role of Eurasia in world affairs, exploring a new approach to international relations, promoting equality of access to reliable public information throughout the area and encouraging the highest standards of journalism. The purpose of the Forum is to host a unique encounter between those who make the news and those who report it, from East and West, in the interests of international understanding.
To this end, the Forum has launched the series of annual conferences for invited delegates, all with a special interest in the strategic role of Eurasia in world affairs: the issues, the options and the potential. The Forum is a unique annual event, which brings together several hundred politicians, business leaders, academics and journalists from around the world, many from Russia and the CIS countries, to discuss topical issues on the global news schedule.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev traditionally opens the conference with a keynote address.
The EAMF concept is promoted and aided by the vital support of its partners, which include, to mention but a few: Khabar Agency, CNN, NATO, Associated Press, The Eurasia House, The Eurasia Centre at The Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge, International Herald Tribune, The International Press Institute, The Centre for World Dialogue, RIA “Novosti”, ITAR-TASS, The German-Kazakh Society, The British-Kazakh Society, East-West Institute (USA), The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS), The American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan, International Journalist Unions Confederation, The International Institute for Modern Politics, Journalist Unions of Russia and Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan TV and Radio Broadcasters' Association and many others.
The Eurasian Media Forum was officially registered as a non-political, non-governmental organization - Eurasian Media Forum Foundation - in Almaty in September 2001.
Chair of EAMF Organizing Committee: Dr. Dariga Nazarbayeva.