MINSK, 5 May (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to mass media workers as the country celebrates Press Day and Radio, Television and Communications' Workers Day on 5 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“The rapid development of communication means, electronic media and social networks has radically changed the lives of people on our planet. Economic and social opportunities have expanded, as well as opportunities for simple communication, but at the same time the world and people themselves have become more vulnerable. It is no coincidence that the phrase ‘information warfare' has firmly entered our vocabulary,” the message of greetings runs.
The head of state noted that media specialists are in fact on the information front, where there is an uncompromising battle for the minds and souls of people: “We cannot afford to lose to those who intend to cancel our history and culture, as well as the state itself and the Belarusian people.”
“Your noble mission is not just to publish a newspaper or a TV report, but to bring the life-giving word of truth to people, which helps them rise above the commonplace, gives them strength to create, makes them a true patriot of the Fatherland,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
The president wished mass media workers strong health, happiness, prosperity, peaceful skies, new creative projects and achievements.