The forum will highlight the development of the common information space in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, based on the pluralism of standpoints and the ethics of journalism. The agenda will also include a strategy to counteract challenges and threats in the global information field.
The participants of the forum are expected to adopt a joint declaration. The final declaration will contain issues of strengthening and expanding cooperation between media outlets of the SCO member states to form a true and multi-polar worldview for the audience.
Attending the meeting will be Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Dmitry Mezentsev, head of Rospechats (the Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation) Mikhail Seslavinsky, and heads of the biggest media outlets in the region. Invited to cover the forum are representatives of various media outlets from more than 10 countries. Belarus is presented at the forum by heads of the Belarusian TV and Radio Company Gennady Davydko and TV Channel Stolichnoye Televideniye (STV) Yuri Koziyatko, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the SB. Belarus Today newspaper Sergei Gordiyenko and Director General of the BelTA news agency Dmitry Zhuk.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization comprises six member states, i.e. Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The population of these countries makes up one fourth of the world’s population. Belarus has an observer status in the organization.