Responsible Media For Global Peace

Responsible Media For Global Peace

Main information project of the passing year 

Preserving global peace is only possible by means of soft power and putting aside all ambitions and conflict of interests. Women are the source of this power. Their task is bringing up a new generation able to love and create. However, one cannot create under stress. That is why the world needs a new culture of thinking and acting. Forming such a culture is impossible without ecology of information space. During the first session of the Council of the Eurasian Women’s Forum, Marina Volynkina presented a project aimed at creating the positive information environment.

Marina Volynkina - PhD in Law, Professor, Rector of the Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies (IGUMO), Head of the Eurasian Women’s Community news agency 

The Second Eurasian Women’s Forum hosted an open debate titled ‘Media in Shaping the Modern Image of Women’s Leadership: Information for Peace and Sustainable Development’. The meeting attended by journalists from different countries showed positive agenda’s being socially relevant worldwide. The idea to create a Memorandum ‘Responsible Media for the Global Peace and Sustainable Development’ appeared during the discussion.

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Signing the document was offered to representatives of media and public figure sharing such values as readiness to build a better future, deep kindness and peacefulness, sincere and motivating communication and transfer of experience, and cultural development and preservation of traditions. Many participants of the Forum supported this initiative. Over the three months, women from 10 countries signed the Memorandum. They included founders and leaders of major international organisations, editors-in-chief and media personnel, and outstanding persons from different fields of activity. 

Marina Volynkina expressed her confidence that women from 100 countries would be taking part in the implementation of this project by the Third Eurasian Women’s Forum thanks to joint work with other members of the Council. 

According to the Head of the Eurasian Women’s Community news agency, signing of this document became possible thanks to the agency’s editorial policy aimed at development of international relations with women aspiring to preserve peace. The speaker told that over 200 articles about participants of the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum were published after the event. 

“Seeing that our dialogue is based on mutual interest, sincerity, and respect, women willingly share their success stories with us and give us their feedback”, said Marina Volynkina. 

Participants of the Forum often say about the highest level of holding the event. They confirm once more that it helped in forming soft power, which is the international women’s movement. This power needs information support in order it could operate constantly and efficiently. 

At the Russian President’s Big Annual Press Conference Vladimir Putin noted that the demand for objective, optimistic, and motivating information is today being formed in Russia and worldwide as well. Marina Volynkina stressed the importance of verbalising this trend and strengthening it by means of a Memorandum at the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum. 

Information support of all the projects of the EWF already published on the Eurasian Women’s Community website will contribute to preserving peace globally. 

The website started its work from the creation of a register of women’s organisations in Russia. Today it has grown into collective labour of the Working Group of the Eurasian Women’s Forum, which is aimed at harmonisation of Russia’s relations with countries of the world. “Our joint work is the new tool of international collaboration in the period between the Forums”, says Marina Volynkina. 

Anna Repina, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community

Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov