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India calls for SCO collaboration to tackle fake news

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has urged member nations to have for exchange of best practices and countering the problem of

called for multilateral cooperation in the sector during the (SCO) Forum being held at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from May 23-26.

A delegation from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, comprising TVK Reddy and Ankur Lahoty, is representing at the forum, which has been inaugurated by S Jeenbeko.

The in his inaugural address highlighted the importance of organisations of in accomplishing the objectives of mutual trust, friendly relations with neighbours and regional security in line with the "Shanghai Spirit".

The Indian delegation emphasised the need for 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 may be undertaken along with joint international press conferences. The idea of working together to counter the problem of was also highlighted, the statement said.

The forum aims to strengthen the exchange and cooperation in the field of mass media amongst SCO

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.

Speaking at the forum, the Indian delegation highlighted the vital role of the in the development of the within the country.

The Indian delegation invited all the SCO member delegates to the golden jubilee edition of to be held in in November 2019.

The SCO comprises China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and

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First Published: Fri, May 24 2019. 18:36 IST