A delegation from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, comprising Additional Director General TVK Reddy and Assistant Director Ankur Lahoty, is representing India at the forum, which has been inaugurated by Kyrgyzstan President S Jeenbeko.
The president in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of mass media organisations of SCO countries in accomplishing the SCO objectives of mutual trust, friendly relations with neighbours and regional security in line with the "Shanghai Spirit".
The Indian delegation emphasised the need for media collaborations and exchange of best practices among the various mass media agencies, organisations and associations across the SCO partner states, an official release said.
The delegation suggested that media personnel exchange programmes may be undertaken along with joint international press conferences. The idea of working together to counter the problem of fake news was also highlighted, the statement said.
The forum aims to strengthen the exchange and cooperation in the field of mass media amongst SCO countries.
It offers a unique platform for active work through mass media to create an objective vision of the organisation and strengthen its positive image in the global information space.
The SCO comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan.
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