Tashkent hosted a roundtable discussion on the current issues of media development in Uzbekistan.
The event was organized in cooperation with the Public Foundation for Support and Development of the National Mass Media and Regional Dialogue international NGO with the assistance of the Agency of Information and Mass Communications under the Administration of the President of Uzbekistan and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
Large-scale issues of mass media activity were discussed in detail at the event. Meaningful content, a strategy to improve the image of Uzbekistan on the world stage are among them.
The main attention was paid to the issues of gender coverage in the media, the preparation of materials aimed at protecting women’s rights, as well as measures necessary to disclose their role in shaping public and global processes.
Ensuring the openness of the activities of courts and judicial bodies were also considered. Experts assessed the current state and prospects of the sphere in the country and tried to identify which aspects of successful examples of foreign experience need to be adapted and implemented in Uzbekistan.
The need to improve and unify national information legislation, as well as the development of an Information Code, was considered.
The Information Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan, aimed at unifying existing laws in the field of information, should include data protection, ensuring freedom of information and state information security, and other important aspects.