Current issues of journalism are discussed
Tashkent hosted an international media forum on “Mass-media for democracy: journalism in the process of global change. True and false information, professionalism and unworthiness”. It was organized by the National Association of Electronic Mass Media jointly with partner organizations.
Senators, deputies, representatives of ministries, agencies, public organizations, representatives of international organizations in Uzbekistan, diplomatic corps, mass media workers, professors, teachers and students were invited to the event.
Issues of ensuring freedom of speech and information in modernization and democracy process, enhancing civil position of non-state electronic mass-media, their involvement in the process of reporting on reforms and transformations in society, improving professional skills of workers together with public and international organizations, their promotion and support were discussed at the forum.
Presentation of a joint project of the National Association of Electronic Mass Media of Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan BBC Service on joint creation of documentaries, as well as exchanging media content was held at the forum. The ceremony of awarding winners of the grant competition announced by the Parliamentary Commission for Management of Public Fund for Supporting Non-Governmental Non-Profit Organizations and Other Civil Society Institutions under the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held within the framework of the event.
Demonstration of national costumes and dishes, in particular, pilaf competition from chefs included in the Guinness World Records, presentation of peculiar traditions and customs of Uzbekistan regions’ residents was held at the event. Moreover, regional TV and radio stations were encouraged during the event.
Inobat Akhatova, UzA