Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road in China brings together media representatives from 73 countries
The participants of the event discussed the role of media in shaping the idea of a unified global world
The Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road is being held for the seventh time. Its participants were media representatives from 73 countries, some of which are members of the EAEU, ASEAN, SCO and BRICS.
The main theme of this year’s forum is “Strengthening media cooperation for a bright future”. The issues discussed by the delegates are inextricably linked to China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative.
This is an initiative launched by China 10 years ago to build global infrastructure and energy networks connecting Asia with Africa and Europe via land and sea routes.
As media representatives emphasise, the media are now playing an almost leading role in promoting the idea of a unified global world.
“Media is a kind of connecting bridge that helps people from different countries to learn more about each other, to get acquainted with the processes taking place in economy, culture and other spheres of life. In the era of active development of social networks, when media space is often flooded with inaccurate and fake publications, it is very important that the media remain the only true reference point for readers, listeners or viewers,” said Elena Bobkova, editor-in-chief of Eurasia Today, a partner of TV BRICS.
“The media helps to better understand what China’s OBOR initiative is all about. As a journalist, I can present my vision of the initiative, thus contributing to its development. I can share with the community in my region the principles of this platform,” said Yolaidi Martinez, journalist at Prensa Latina, a partner of TV BRICS.
Serik Korzhumbayev, editor-in-chief of Delovoy Kazakhstan newspaper, said the international news agency has been cooperating for almost 20 years with Chinese colleagues.
“We have a lot of joint projects in which we use both traditional media formats and social networks. Today’s forum is very important for journalists. We “synchronised our watches” and saw what we still have to do,” added Serik Korzhumbayev, editor-in-chief of Delovoy Kazakhstan newspaper.
TV BRICS International Media Network and China’s Global Television Network CGTN presented a joint media project timed to coincide with the third “One Belt, One Road” forum of international cooperation.
Experts from China, Russia and other countries shared their views on the development of cooperation within the framework of the “One Belt, One Road Initiative”. They assessed current trends in the global economy and the role of the Greater Eurasian Partnership (GEP) in this process, discussed the importance of relations with the “five” partners against the background of the fact that the BRICS countries will become the governing troika in the G20.
It premiered on 18 October on CGTN, as well as on the website and social media. The programme is already available for viewing on the English version of the TV BRICS website.
The Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road is organised by the Renmin Ribao newspaper, the official print organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and one of the world’s leading media outlets.
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