Seminar on collaboration between the state authorities and mass media has started in Ashgabat

On the 3rd of March 2020, a two-day seminar on the effective collaboration skills between the government authorities and mass media has started in the hotel “Yildiz” of Ashgabat. The seminar was organized by the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat.   

The heads and representatives of the OSCE, Parliament (Mejlis), as well as the relevant ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, including the representatives of the State News Agency of Turkmenistan (TDH), the State Committee for Television, Radio Broadcasting and Cinematography, including the staff members of national and independent mass media of the country participated to the seminar.    

The international experts from the Great Britain and Poland covered a wide spectrum of issues including the role of press services in the digital era, online instruments of informing the public, specifics of communication strategies of state entities and other contemporary issues pertaining to informational-news activities.     

At the opening of the seminar, the Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat Ms.Natalya Drozd noted the timeliness and significance of the current training from the perspective of Turkmenistan’s transition to the digital system of development, including the establishment of new as well as perfection of already functioning government websites. The Diplomat has also specifically underlined that the aim of given training session is to determine the values and standards in the informational-news activities, enhancement of working techniques in the online environment, bettering the hosting of press conferences, as well as the drafting of thematic press releases.

The seminar will continue until the 4th of March 2020.