Cooperation among media seen as vital for neighbors in pandemic

Cooperation among media in countries along the Lancang-Mekong River is essential in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as inaccurate information can undermine public confidence and distort the achievements made so far, officials and experts said.

Facing a widely spreading virus, media organizations should have the responsibility and obligation to build consensus and gather strength, Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, said in an online summit.

It is vital for the media to uphold a scientific attitude to promote joint prevention and control of the virus, while opposing politicization and stigma, said Huang, who is also head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee.

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