The resolution expressed concern over the growing volume of fake news and forbidden information, including extremist materials, propaganda of violence and other information products, which no society can accept.
The official said: “First of all, mass media need a certain degree of trust in order to confidently respond to any fake news and nip them in the bud. Second, the audience needs to be as large as possible.”
Svetlana Savitskaya (the first woman to take a spacewalk), Sergei Krikalev (a former holder of the top total time in outer space record – 803 days in six flights), Yang Liwei (China's first cosmonaut, director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office), and the USSR pilot-cosmonaut Alexander Aleksandrov took part in the ceremony.
“Nowadays journalism is eroding and information is spread not through official channels but through blogs and social media. It causes a large flow of fake information we need to combat. Such media forums help find a general solution to reduce the number of such news items, to make sure people can get useful and credible information,” Kubanychbek Taabaldiev says.
Mass media should interact with the blogosphere, Deputy State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Aleksei Kubrin said at the 13th Belarusian International Media Forum Partnership for the Future: Digital Agenda for Media Space.
According to Belarus' Culture Minister Yuri Bondar, during the official visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to Uzbekistan, the culture ministries of the two countries plan to sign an agreement on cooperation.