Li Congjun, president of China's Xinhua news agency and executive president of World Media Summit (WMS), addresses the plenary session of the second WMS held in Moscow, capital of Russia, July 6, 2012. Facing severe challenges in the media industry and the fast-changing world as a whole, major international news organizations should make historical choices, Li Congjun said during the session here on Friday.
MOSCOW, July 6 (Xinhua) -- World media organizations should readjust themselves in face of severe challenges in the industry and the fast-changing world, China's Xinhua News Agency President Li Congjun said here Friday.
Speaking at the second World Media Summit, Li asked world media organizations to promote world peace and common prosperity.
"The fate of the media is closely connected to that of the world, and the media's development must keep pace with the development of the times, " Li said.
News organizations should provide "accurate, objective, fair and impartial" information, said Li.
They should also work to strengthen understanding between people of different races, cultures and countries, he said.
News organizations should fulfil their social responsibilities by paying more attention to issues such as children, women, poverty, diseases, education, and environment, said Li.
News organization should adapt themselves to the development of information technology and remodel their businesses, said the Xinhua president.
He also called for cooperation between news organizations.
The media summit mechanism serves as a good example of efficient media cooperation, said Li. He cited a convention on the protection of intellectual property rights issued by the summit secretariat in June and a number of training workshops for young journalists.
The first media summit was held in Beijing in October 2009 as a joint initiative by nine leading media organizations in the world. The Beijing summit drew some 300 representatives from more than 170 international media outlets.
MOSCOW, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Facing severe challenges in the media industry and the fast-changing world as a whole, major international news organizations should make historical choices, President of China's Xinhua news agency Li Congjun said here Friday.
Speaking at the second World Media Summit (WMS), Li, as WMS executive president, called on world media colleagues to make "historical choices" amidst changes, competition, integration and reshuffles in the industry that will reshape the future media landscape. Full story