JOURNALISTS’ CLUB HOLDS CONFERENCE
As part of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, the members of the Club of Journalists have appealed to the press-people to speak with a target audience in a common language. Astana hosted a conference where representatives of media, government agencies, politicians and creative intellectuals discussed the role of community journalism in modernizing public consciousness. According to the conference’s participants, mass media has an objective to provide the population with access to reliable information about initiatives that are implemented in the country. In turn, the future of reforms depends on mass media’s participation.
NURGUL MAUBERLINOVA, CHAIRPERSON OF COMMITTEE, MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION:
- The primary emphasis of this work is media coverage of events related to the implementation of the program which is modernization of public consciousness. SKL 012200 It is planned to create a website which will be titled as modernization of public consciousness. Separate platforms for the program’s every direction will be developed. This portal will be a single online resource of the entire heritage from sacred cultural, educational and tourist sites to the stories of the country's successful contemporaries.
DARKHAN MYNBAI, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- A journalist has to have qualities like pragmatism, open-mindedness and competitiveness that are highlighted in the Modernization of Public Consciousness article. I think that journalists play a key role in modernizing public consciousness.
According to experts, formation of high-quality content in the state language is one of the media priorities. The conversation is not only about television and radio broadcasts, but also about the launch of modern literary prose. Participants of the conference spoke about the necessity to regularly improve professional qualifications of the journalists. For this purpose, the conference organized a master class where representatives of major publications and TV channels shared their professional secrets with the colleagues.