Report on the XIII Belarusian International Media Forum “Partnership for the Future: a digital agenda for the media space”

On Septem­ber 12, at the 13th Belarus­i­an Inter­na­tion­al Media For­um “Part­ner­ship for the Future: A Digit­al Agenda for Media Sphere”, Pro­fess­or, Doc­tor of Polit­ic­al Sci­ence Igor Nikolayevich Panar­in, for the first time, widely declared the estab­lish­ment of the Inform­a­tion Spet­snaz Asso­ci­ation, of which he is the head.
The Inform­a­tion Spet­snaz Asso­ci­ation was estab­lished on Septem­ber 7, 2018 in Moscow to devel­op activ­it­ies and an inform­a­tion policy strategy to imple­ment the goals of the United Nations, estab­lish busi­ness con­tacts, exchange inform­a­tion, con­duct expert and situ­ation­al ana­lys­is.

The main tasks of the Asso­ci­ation are:

- Coun­ter­act­ing the use of inform­a­tion tech­no­logy to pro­mote the ideo­logy of ter­ror­ism,
- Neut­ral­iz­a­tion of inform­a­tion and psy­cho­lo­gic­al impact aimed at erod­ing tra­di­tion­al spir­itu­al and mor­al val­ues,
- Increas­ing the effect­ive­ness of pre­vent­ing offenses com­mit­ted using inform­a­tion tech­no­logy and coun­ter­ing such viol­a­tions,
- Effect­ive coun­ter­ac­tion to the use of inform­a­tion tech­no­lo­gies for mil­it­ary and polit­ic­al pur­poses that are con­trary to inter­na­tion­al law,

To imple­ment the above goals and object­ives, inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ences and round tables, train­ing sem­inars, situ­ation­al ana­lyzes and expert sur­veys, as well as oth­er events will be held.

The first sig­ni­fic­ant pro­ject of the Asso­ci­ation is the UN Inform­a­tion Charter, the corner­stone of which is the concept of inter­ac­tion between the Charter mem­ber states in the inform­a­tion field.

The activ­it­ies of each UN mem­ber state and glob­al media in the inter­na­tion­al inform­a­tion space should be based on five basic prin­ciples:

1. Dia­logue of civil­iz­a­tions.
2. The work of peoples.
3.Good things.
4. Spir­itu­al sov­er­eignty.
5. The dig­nity of the indi­vidu­al and the people.

This is the first doc­u­ment of a sim­il­ar level reg­u­lat­ing rela­tions between states and the media and pro­pos­ing the basis for effect­ively coun­ter­ing con­tem­por­ary chal­lenges and threats in the inform­a­tion space.