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Backgrounder: BRICS Media Forum mechanism

Xinhua
01 Dec 2020, 04:51 GMT+10

BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The fifth presidium meeting of the BRICS Media Forum was held via video link Monday. The following are some basic facts about the forum.

Launched in 2015, the BRICS Media Forum mechanism was proposed by Xinhua News Agency and jointly initiated with mainstream media from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa.

The forum aims to establish an efficient coordination mechanism among BRICS media, advance innovation-driven media development and gather stronger momentum for the development of BRICS countries through exchange and pragmatic cooperation under the mechanism.

The presidium is the decision-making body of the forum and holds a meeting regularly ahead of the opening of the forum.

Four forums were held in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively, which issued the Beijing Declaration of the BRICS Media Summit, the Action Plan of Promoting BRICS Media Cooperation, as well as action plans of the BRICS Media Forum for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Several documents have been incorporated into the BRICS summit declarations.

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