Mongolia's photojournalism program attracts 20 from 6 countries www.xinhuanet.com
ULAN BATOR, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- More than 20 domestic and foreign photojournalists from six countries are taking part in an international photojournalism program, which kicked off here on Monday.
The second edition of the program, named "Mongolia Today," is co-organized by Mongolia's national news agency Montsame, the United Association of Mongolian Photographers, the Council on Mongolian National Brands and Ulan Bator governor's office.
"The goal of this project is to promote Mongolia and its history and traditions through photos to the world, to create a positive image of Mongolia and enrich foreign media's photo archives with new photos of modern Mongolia," the organizers said at the opening ceremony of the program.
During their one-week stay in Mongolia, photojournalists representing China's Xinhua, Russian TASS and RIA Novosti, Mongolian Montsame, Turkish Anadolu, Japanese Tokyo News and South Korean Yonhap will take a photo tour from the capital to Tuv, Khentii and Dornod.
Photographs of the tour will be displayed at an exhibition scheduled for Aug. 20.