Mass media – a platform for dialogue between the state and societyDuring the international conference organized in Tashkent on “The role of the mass media in ensuring dialogue between the state and society at a new stage of development of Uzbekistan”, current issues of strengthening the role of the mass media in improving state and public construction were discussed.
The event was attended by members of the Senate and deputies of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan, representatives of ministries and departments, diplomatic corps and international organizations, experts, managers, creative and technical workers of TV and radio stations.
It was noted that under the leadership of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev, large-scale reforms are being implemented in all spheres of society. It was emphasized that the mass media are actively working in this process with the aim of bringing the essence and significance of reforms carried out in society to the public.
The mass media of our country strive to organize their activities in such a way as to widely cover up the changes taking place in society, in the life and worldview of people. Main attention is paid to the establishment of democratic principles on the basis of national customs and oriental traditions.
Despite this, in conditions when dialogue with people, constant attention to their problems are raised to the rank of state policy, life itself requires further enhancement of the importance of the mass media as an open platform for free expression of will.
At the conference it was noted that the Action Strategy, developed at the initiative of the President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev, determined important areas for turning the mass media into a “fourth power”, ensuring pluralism of opinions and views in the national media space, transition of quantitative indicators of their activities to qualitative ones.
During the event, measures and mechanisms of consistent implementation of current tasks assigned by the President of our country to the mass media in the process of bringing to the population the fundamental changes taking place in the country, covering up the changes in people’s life and worldview were discussed. Presentations were made on further liberalization of the information sphere, as well as new methods of ensuring economic independence of non-state television and radio studios and issues of management of the digital media market.
Following the conference, recommendations were developed on the issues of development of the national information and digital media space.
Ulugbek Shonazarov, photos by Otabek Mirsoatov, UzA