Former Greek FM: Media plays great role in dialogue of civilizations
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.5 / Trend, E.Tariverdiyeva /
Mass media's role in the dialogue of civilizations is very great, former Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis said during her speech at the Second Baku International Humanitarian Forum on Friday.
"Clash of civilizations is not a new factor in the history of humanity. So we should not underestimate the media's role in the dialogue of civilizations as well," Bakoyannis said.
She said the media can influence the events and provoke confrontation in society. The main role of political forces is to fight intolerance and the clash of civilizations and religions. It is necessary to develop the dialogue, and politicians can do it through the media, she said.
Baku International Humanitarian Forum is an authoritative science and political global platform to search answers for global challenges, which were faced by humanity in the 21st Century through the holding of a wide range of dialogues, exchanges of opinions and discussion on the most important issues of humanitarian cooperation.
Co-founders of the forum are President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Famous state figures, Nobel laureates, 15 ex-presidents, heads of various countries' governments, ministers, well-known figures in the fields of education, science and culture, are attending the event.
The first Baku International Humanitarian Forum under the slogan "XXI century: hopes and challenges" took place in October of 2011.