On December 13, 2018, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency held the second educational seminar for the media. RUSADA Director General Yuri Ganus, Deputy Director General Margarita Pakhnotskaya and the heads of RUSADA investigation and result management departments spoke at the seminar and answered journalists ’questions regarding RUSADA activities, in particular agency’s interactions with sports federations and regions of the Russian Federation. Special focus was placed on the important role of the media in establishing a culture of intolerance to doping. At the end of the seminar, a press conference was held with the leadership of RUSADA.
The first educational seminar for media was held in December 2017. The purpose of such annual educational seminars is to tell the media about the world anti-doping system for competent and objective anti-doping news coverage.