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The Director General of IRNA stresses the diversity of news sources and urges cooperation between news agencies

Kazan (UNA) - Director General of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Ali Naderi said that the emergence of social media about two decades ago led to the marginalization of newspapers and even reduced the importance of television as a source of news.

This came during his participation in the media forum “Main trends in the transformation of the information field in the modern world and the OIC countries,” which is organized in Kazan, Tatarstan, by the Union of News Agencies of the OIC Countries (UNA), in cooperation with the “Tatmedia” agency in Tatarstan, and in partnership with the “Russia-Islamic World” Strategic Vision Group, and the Permanent Mission of Russia to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

He pointed out that technological progress has created an opportunity for everyone to produce and publish content using their mobile phones.  Content is spread widely, freely and quickly, pointing out that the radical difference in news explains the diversity of news sources today, and shows that there is no single news authority in the world.

Naderi urged professional news agencies to work together and exchange their knowledge and experiences regarding publishing news on different types of social media, noting, in this regard, that the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) and the Federation of News Agencies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries canUNA) To play a pioneering role.

It is noteworthy that the forum witnessed wide participation from media experts in the Islamic world and the Russian Federation, to discuss enhancing cooperation between the two sides and supporting pluralism and diversity in the international media space.

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