Published 23 July 2018, by Adri Senekal De Wet   

CAPE TOWN – The 2018 BRICS Media Forum, a high-level dialogue among BRICS media organisations, was held in Cape Town last week.

The forum was attended by leaders of 38 mainstream media organisations from BRICS countries as well as some African countries, including Liberia, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda and Ghana, inclusive of news agencies, newspapers, radio, television broadcasters and digital media.

Dr Iqbal Survé, chairperson of the SA chapter of the BRICS Business Council and executive chairperson of Independent Media, presented the BRICS Media Forum Action Plan.

“Under the theme ‘BRICS Media Co-operation – Fostering an Inclusive, Just World Order’, we reached consensus after in-depth exchanges were held on:

* Strengthening the BRICS narrative and the responsible role of the media.

* Imagining a shared global future forged by constructive and development journalism and seeking ways to enhance co-operation.

* BRICS Media and Africa.

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