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Asian news media urged to report "voice of Asia"
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16:11, April 02, 2008

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A senior editor of China's official Xinhua News Agency on Sunday called on Asia's media to strengthen regional cooperation to make world news coverage more fair and reasonable.
"Asian media, especially those in developing countries, should seek active participation in the world's events and co-operate more on the coverage of regional breaking news," said Liu Jiang, deputy editor-in-chief of Xinhua, addressing the annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA).

"The voice of Asian people, asking for peace, development and cooperation, should be heard through our media reports," Liu told a sub-forum of the BFA, which opened Saturday in the south China town of Boao.

He said Asia had the fastest growing economies in the world, was an engine of the global economic development, and deserved better media coverage by news organizations in the region.

The media shouldered responsibility for the pursuit of "a harmonious Asia and a harmonious world" and increased cooperation was vital.

Xinhua would take the advantage of Boao forum to deepen cooperation with its Asian counterparts, Liu said.

He suggested media in the region improve cooperation by sharing news resources and information and by increasing personnel and technology exchanges.

Liu particularly called for more joint research on technologies to improve news outlets on the Internet and via mobile phones.


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