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From 11th to 12th of May at Minsk for the 45th time regular seminar at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Belarus and Russia entitled: "General information space of the Union State" was held. During two days union parliamentarians, representatives of Permanent Committee of the Union State, ministries and departments of two countries, academies of science, research institutions and centers, and also leading Russian and Belarus media discussed problems and perspectives of informative accompaniment of integration processes.
With a welcoming word presented Sergey Naryshkin, Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly, and Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. Sergey Strelchenko, executive secretary of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia, associate professor of Public and Municipal Administration of PRUE, Ph.D., presented at Plenary meeting of the event. At the discussion, also, participated Ruslan Abramov, head of the department of public and municipal administration of PRUE, doctor of economics, professor; Maksim Sokolov, associate professor of the department of public and municipal administration, Ph.D.; postgraduates Ekaterina Rubtsova and Svetlana Derevyanko.
Experts talked about legal regulations, security of media space, its role and tasks in the creation of a positive image of the Union State, as well as on efficiency of functioning of the Union Media. According to participants, freedom of media activities must be combined with social responsibility, promoteы the expression of common interests and civilized solution of problematic issues. The question of organizing festival of regional TV companies of the two countries was raised. Experts agreed that the most important task of national and union media is to form world alliance and positive public opinion on the state and prospects of Russian-Belarusian integration. The media should contribute to the development of peaceful inter-ethnic and inter-confessional relations, as one of the component tasks of building a union state and the ideology of friendship, brotherhood and spiritual unity should be the basis for the formation of the Union of Russian-Belarusian state.
As the result of exchange of opinions of participants of the seminar chose the project of recommendations, realization of which will contribute to formation and improvement of common information space of the Union State.
The event was widely covered by the media of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus including the following resources: BTRC; Informational and analytical portal of the Union State (opening and results); the official portal of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Belarus-Russia Union (opening and closing); Star TV channel; National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus.