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01 March 2019, 11:20

Lukashenko disappointed with lack of reliable media content

MINSK, 1 March (BelTA) – Despite rapid development of media space, there is a lack of content that would enjoy absolute trust of the audience, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with community leaders, experts, Belarusian and foreign media on 1 March, BelTA has learned.

The president emphasized that one of the objectives of today's meeting is to make up for the deficit of information that is overwhelming us. “Despite rapid development of media space, we see a deficit of content that would enjoy absolute trust of the audience,” the head of state said.

According to the president, one of the reasons behind it is fake news spreading and reaching the audience in the blink of an eye, and stirring up tensions, although some of these news items, or maybe many of them, are later dismissed. “However, tensions are not subsiding. You know that when it comes to big-time politics, this kind of bogus stories is getting particularly dangerous. Such stories should be challenged by reliable publications and journalists that abide by professional ethics and standards of morality, who respect their audience giving them an opportunity to make their own conclusions from a news story. Their number is shrinking, but we still have them,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

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