BRICS media leaders gather in Beijing for cooperation
Updated: 2015-12-01 11:07
Delegates attend the first BRICS Media Summit in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 1, 2015. Leaders of 25 media organizations from BRICS countries met to seek cooperation at the summit that opened here on Tuesday morning. [Photo/Xinhua]
Leaders of 25 media organizations from BRICS countries met to seek cooperation at the first BRICS Media Summit that opened here Tuesday morning.
The summit, with the theme of "Innovation, Development, Cooperation and Trust", was proposed by Xinhua and jointly organized by Brazil Communication Company, Russia Today International Information Agency, The Hindu Group and South Africa's Independent Media.
Liu Qibao, head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said at the summit that the Chinese government is willing to strengthen coordination and collaboration with the four countries and inject new life into the BRICS mechanism.
"Today's summit marks a new stage in media exchange and cooperation within the BRICS framework," said Liu.
The media of BRICS countries should promote peaceful development, cooperation and win-win, according to him.
Better coordination is needed in fighting terrorism, eliminating poverty and hunger, and addressing climate change, he told the meeting.
"Voices for justice and rationality should be amplified and the voices of emerging and developing countries should be strengthened, so as to make governance fairer and more reasonable," said Liu.
He also called on BRICS media organizations to pay good attention to the fast development of emerging media, and strive for innovation to take initiatives in media development.
"We would like to share our experience with as well as learn from each other to better cope with change in the media industry," said Liu.
"We sincerely extend our welcome to more media organizations from other BRICS countries to come to China to communicate and cooperate with us, and establish resident offices," said Liu.
The country will strive to provide better services for them, he added.
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