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BRICS media leaders to secure louder voice

By Guan Xiaomeng (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-12-01 21:37

BRICS media leaders to secure louder voice

Delegates attend the first BRICS Media Summit in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 1, 2015. Leaders of 25 media organizations from BRICS countries met to seek cooperation at the summit that opened here on Tuesday morning. [Photo/Xinhua]

Leaders of the media from BRICS countries have called for better cooperation and upgrading of information technology to secure greater power in international affairs and break western media domination at a forum in Beijing on Tuesday.

Representatives of major media from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa gathered in the Chinese capital for the first session of the BRICS Media Summit amid hosted by China's Xinhua News Agency.

The forum was co-chaired by the Brazil Communication Company, the Russia Today International News Agency, the Hindu Group and South Africa's Independent Media.

With the theme "Innovation, Development, Cooperation and Trust," the summit involves 25 media organizations from BRICS counties.

Liu Qibao, head of the publicity department of the CPC Central Committee said there should be confidence among all members within the bloc and continuous publicity of achievements by BRICS countries is needed amid the western world's doubt over group cooperation and predictions of "BRICS declining" as the group is undergoing economic growth slowdown.

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