World Media Summit closes, calling for "accurate, objective, impartial and fair" news coverage
Leaders and representatives of media organizations worldwide on Saturday urged media outlets to provide "accurate, objective, impartial and fair" coverage of news events on the globe, Xinhua reported.
The global media organizations made the call in a joint statement issued here Saturday as they concluded a three-day World Media Summit.
According to the joint statement, representatives of 170 worldwide media organizations attending the summit also hoped that media organizations around the world will promote transparency and accountability of governments and public institutions, and facilitate the mutual understanding as well as exchange of views and ideas among peoples from different countries and regions.
Media representatives agreed that the world is undergoing complicated and profound changes, noting the economic globalization, the information explosion, and the prevalence of new communication technologies, plus the diversity and integration of world cultures, have provided great opportunities for global media development.