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Strong focus on social networks expected at Belarusian media forum

Society 21.05.2019 | 18:28

MINSK, 21 May (BelTA) - The impact of social networks on the public opinion will be in focus of the 14th edition of the Belarusian international media forum Partnership for the Future: Journalism and Social Security which will take place in Brest on 23-24 May, Belarus Information Minister Aleksandr Karlyukevich told the media, BelTA has learned.

This year's themes include: Media Space and Information Security, The Impact of Social Networks and the Blogosphere on the Public Opinion and Increasing the Government Content, Modern Internet Journalism and its Role in Solving Social and Political Problems of Regions.

Pushkin Brest State University will host master classes by leading journalists of Belarus and Russia such as General Director of the Govorit Moskva radio station Vladimir Mamontov, famous Russian TV host Roman Babayan. “We have invited big-name media experts who will talk about major concerns and challenges, main public and political components of the media space,” Aleksandr Karlyukevich said.

Among the guests will be representatives of the government bodies of Russia and other post-Soviet countries. “We will host State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota, Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin of Russia, Deputy Minister for Digital Development, Communication and Mass Media Aleksei Volin of Russia. We also expect members of the public journalist organizations from many countries. This is also important for the work of the forum in general and the discussion of particular themes,” the minister believes.

The 14th edition of the Belarusian international media forum Partnership for the Future: Journalism and Social Security will bring together over 250 state officials and public figures, diplomats, representatives of expert and media communities, journalists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, the U.S., Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, France, and Estonia.

The international media forum has been organized by Belarus' Information Ministry, the Standing Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia with support of the Brest Oblast Executive Committee, the CIS Interstate Foundation for Humanitarian Cooperation, Belarus' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the CIS Executive Committee, the Belarusian Union of Journalists.

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