On June 7, 2017, at the “Yildiz” Hotel in the framework of the Central Asian International Environmental Forum, a round table was held under the title "The role of the media in covering the environmental problems of the region", organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the heads of the press services of nature protection agencies, the chief editors of environmental newspapers and magazines of Central Asian countries, journalists and students of the IMO Foreign Ministry's faculty of journalism, as well as representatives of a number of environmental organizations and associations of Central Asia took part in the work of the round table.
During the meeting, issues of increasing trust in environmental information, the role of the media in the modern world, and communicating to the general public the main achievements in the field of ecology and nature protection in our countries and abroad were considered. Issues of environmental education and ecological tourism highlighting local, regional and international problems in the field of ecology and the exchange of information between environmental publications of Central Asian countries on activities in the field of ecology and nature protection have been discussed.
At the end of the meeting, an exchange of views took place on the main aspects of the coverage of environmental issues in the region.