BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The second edition of an online journalism training program for media professionals from BRICS countries kicked off on Monday.
A total of 50 trainees from Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and other developing countries will take part in the three-month training program, hosted by Xinhua News Agency.
Fu Hua, executive chairman of the BRICS Media Forum and president of Xinhua News Agency, addressed the opening of the training program via video.
He said the program was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 13th BRICS Summit in September 2021. It is hoped that the program can help trainees from all countries to establish a global vision, enhance their sense of cooperation, promote their journalistic professionalism and ability, discover and narrate more and better stories of BRICS, and make heard the voice of BRICS countries calling for mutual benefit and common development.
The training program, jointly organized by member institutions of the BRICS Media Forum's presidium, is an important move to implement the 14th BRICS Summit Beijing Declaration.
Launched in 2015, the BRICS Media Forum mechanism was proposed by Xinhua and jointly initiated by mainstream media from the five countries. The first online journalism training program was held successfully from December 2021 to March 2022. ■