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Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod for SCO agreement on mass media cooperation

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  • June 3, 2021
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Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod for SCO agreement on mass media cooperation

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations 

In news

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the ratification of an Agreement on “Cooperation in the field of Mass Media” between all the Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
  • The Agreement was signed in June, 2019.

About the Agreement on “Cooperation in the field of Mass Media” 

  • Aim: To promote equal and mutually beneficial cooperation among associations in the field of mass media.
  • It would provide an opportunity to the member states to share best practices and new innovations 
  • The main area of cooperation is the creation of favorable conditions for wide and mutual distribution of information through mass media 
  • It will provide mutual assistance in training media professionals 

Why does the news matter?

  • Mass media inform, educate and entertain people. 
  • They influence the way people look at the world and make them change their views. 
  • They help in organizing public opinion.

Important value additions

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) 

  • The SCO is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation. 
  • It is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance
  • Established in: 2001.
  • Supreme decision-making body: Heads of State Council (HSC) 
  • It meets once a Year . 
  • Two permanent bodies:
    • SCO Secretariat based in Beijing.
    • Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure (RATS) based in Tashkent.

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