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11 May 2016

Partnership for the Future media forum in Minsk on 11-14 May

MINSK, 11 May (BelTA) – Minsk is hosting the 11th Belarusian international media forum Partnership for the Future on 11 to 14 May, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Information Ministry.

The forum provides a platform for exchanging opinions, developing new ideas and promoting the efforts of the international media community and experts from different fields to strengthen partnership, streamline interstate integration processes, and create a single humanitarian space in the CIS.

This year’s edition of the forum marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth of Independent States and stresses Belarus’ peacekeeping role in the current difficult geopolitical situation. The 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Belarus-Russia Union State is another important event celebrated this year.

The program of the international media forum includes a plenary session and thematic panel discussions to be held at the National Olympic Committee of Belarus on 13 May, a journalism summer school with workshops by the leading Belarusian and foreign media experts at the Institute of Journalism of Belarusian State University, and a project themed around Belarus’ cultural heritage. The forum participants will attend the 20th international expo Mass Media in Belarus which is currently underway in Minsk.

Partaking in the forum Partnership for the Future are heads of media companies, political scientists, and experts from the CIS and non-CIS countries. Over 300 specialists from 21 countries take part in the forum.

The international media forum has been organized by the Belarusian Information Ministry and the Union State Permanent Committee with the assistance of the CIS Interstate Humanitarian Cooperation Fund, the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minsk City Hall, the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee and the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee.

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