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.
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.