Friday, June 1, 2018

Media forum boosts ties between Beijing and SCO members

Guo Yiming,

Image from article, with caption: Du Feijin, director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Beijing Committee, speaks at the SCO Media Beijing Forum on May 31, 2018.

A media forum was held in Beijing on Thursday to increase understanding and cooperation among media organizations from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Co-organized by the China Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Association, the Information Office of the Beijing Municipal Government and the Radio Beijing Corporation, the SCO Media Beijing Forum brought together senior media executives in Beijing with executives and journalists from media organizations of the other seven SCO member states, to discussions around the topic of "integrated innovation and win-win cooperation."

During his keynote speech, Du Feijin, director of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Beijing Committee, hailed the forum as a platform to boost media cooperation as established under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Belt and Road Initiative.

Du said he hopes the media organizations from SCO member states can boost people-to-people exchanges, explore new potential areas of win-win cooperation, and boost Belt and Road development through multidimensional and multimedia coverage based on better understanding.

During the forum, representatives from nine media outlets from SCO countries shared their best practices and new ideas on media cooperation.

Earlier in the day, forum attendees visited several Beijing-based media outlets including Beijing Radio, Beijing Daily and Beijing TV station and held exchanges with their local counterparts on innovative ways of content building and media operation.

At the forum, the Radio Beijing Corporation and Independent News Pakistan (INP) signed a news exchange agreement, committing to cooperation in the fields of reporting, content building, and personnel training.

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