If people’s demand in news and analysis is not satisfied by local sources, this will be done by foreign ones, president of Uzbekistan told the Security Council. “This is impermissible,” he stressed.
The President of Uzbekistan called the media and journalists “the most influential force conveying the voice and opinion of the people to the general public and state authorities.” He spoke about the guarantees of freedom for media and reminded them of their responsibility.
The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to journalists in Tashkent and noted the need for an independent and open media environment to deal with foreign propaganda and misinformation. “Let people make up their minds about what’s right and wrong,” he said.
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