The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly’s Activities were presented to Participants of the Caspian Media Forum

19/09/2023 20:23

Today, September 19, on the main day of the Caspian Media Forum in Astrakhan, the First Deputy Secretary General - Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, Svetlana Smirnova, presented to the participants - journalists, scientists, political scientists and government representatives - the activities of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, including the International Competition "Leader" Public Diplomacy".

“The forum is very large-scale. This year, Astrakhan received guests from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, as well as Belarus, India, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The main topic of the two-day program of the VIII Caspian Media Forum is “Public diplomacy and social media as a factor in bringing peoples closer together.” During the sessions “Public Diplomacy Projects: Caspian Dimension” and “Civil Sector from a Global Media Perspective: Current Formats for Strengthening Trust and Mutual Understanding,” Svetlana Smirnova spoke about the activities of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly and the implementation of the second International Competition “Leader of Public Diplomacy.” Registration for the competition will last until September 25. At the moment, applications have been submitted by participants from 12 countries: Abkhazia, Armenia, Belarus, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Moldova, UAE, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan,” shared Svetlana Smirnova.

In general, participants in the plenary session and session platforms noted that the institution of mass media is undergoing significant changes. The influence of print and even television media is decreasing, and Internet information resources are taking first place.

“During the forum, there was voiced an initiative to create a single information space in the Caspian macroregion with clear rules for all media. This will help the people, residents of the Caspian states, to better understand each other, create a platform for dialogue, and increase responsibility for the content produced and published,” said the First Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.