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    A live broadcast of the journalistic forum titled "The New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream". Experts from 30 countries from around the world analyze media trends, discuss the so-called 'post-mainstream' era and try to reveal the driving forces behind it.

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    LIVE: 'The New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream' Int'l Media Forum. Day 2

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended the second day of the international media forum to congratulate the journalist staff and the participants of the forum on the 75-year anniversary of the establishment of the Soviet Information Bureau, which later evolved into Rossiya Segodnya.

    "Information should be objective and the freedom of speech should not be oppressed or limited," Putin said.

    He also said that crackdowns on journalists for spreding information are unacceptable, while authorities should support media freedom.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency

    The New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream international media forum is taking place on June 6-7. The event deals with the changing nature of contemporary journalism and is attended by media experts from over 30 countries.

    On Monday, the forum's first session focused on the rise of alternative media in an increasingly multipolar world and the changing role of mainstream media as it loses information monopoly, as well as issues of violence against reporters and government and business manipulation of media. Sputnik news agency and radio signed cooperation agreements with two leading Middle Eastern media outlets, while Al Mayadeen TV Chairman Ghassan Ben Jeddou called for Russian and Arab media to deepen cooperation to counteract Western media monopoly.


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