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28 July 2015

Forum of the Heads of the Leading SCO Media Outlets "Towards a Common SCO Information Space."

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On July 28, 2015, Moscow hosted the Forum of the Heads of the Leading SCO Media Outlets "Towards a Common SCO Information Space." The event was organised by the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency and the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.

The news organisations represented at the forum were RTRC Kazakstan (Kazakhstan), Xinhua (China), Kabar National News Agency (Kyrgyzstan), Khovar News Agency (Tajikistan), India Today Group (India), TRT (Turkey), and IRNA (Iran).

The event was attended, among others, by SCO Secretary-General Dmitry Mezentsev, Russia's Special Presidential Envoy to the SCO Bakhtiyer Khakimov, and Head of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media, Mikhail Seslavinsky.

“Proxy Centre” company was delivering such kinds of organizational services as participants’ online registration and accreditation, Liaison Officers onsite work, Information and Accreditation desks functioning, set-up of the meeting venue, congress management, provision of transfers and buses for the cultural programme.

The main topic discussed at the forum was how to organise a common SCO information space based on the pluralism of viewpoints and journalistic ethics.

As Rossiya Segodnya Director General Dmitry Kiselev said in his opening remarks, the objective was to "promote the idea of a common information space, one so important for our countries, whose population makes up nearly a half of mankind."