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15 Sep 2020

World Journalists Conference begins in Seoul

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Prime Minister of South Korea Chung Sye-kyun delivers a congratulatory video message at the World Journalists Conference 2020 hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea that kicked off Monday at the Korea Press Center in downtown Seoul. Photo Credit: Shim Hyun-chul/Korea Times
Prime Minister of South Korea Chung Sye-kyun delivers a congratulatory video message at the World Journalists Conference 2020 hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea that kicked off Monday at the Korea Press Center in downtown Seoul. Photo Credit: Shim Hyun-chul/Korea Times

The World Journalists Conference 2020 kicked of in Seoul, the capital city of Republic of Korea Monday September 14.

Hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea, a world conference will comes to an end on September 16, Wednesday.

According to the WJC 2020 Secretariat, the three-day meeting of journalists from around the globe will discuss the spread of fake news issue, COVID-19 pandemic and Peace on the Korean Peninsula.

About 100 journalists from 60 countries are participating in the conference, WJC sources revealed.

Korean journalists are being seated with distance at Korea Press Centre while, the participating journalists from around the world through online are seen in the video pictures in the annual World Journalists Conference 2020 that kicked off Monday at the Korea Press Center in downtown Seoul. Photo Credit: Shim Hyun-chul/Korea Times

Every year since 2013, world journalists from around the world used to gather in Seoul for the annual conference. Bu this year, the media personalities are discussing the three burning topics through video conference as the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world.

Speaking at an inaugural function, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun lauded World Journalists Conference as a admirable example of public diplomacy.

Congratulating the WJC 2020 a success the PM Chung said that fake news poses a real threat to human lives.

Extending his great respect to the journalists from around the world PM Chung believes that WJC will demonstrates how vital trustworthy information is.

The prime minister also said the South Korea’s belief remains firm that permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula will be established.

President of the Journalists Association of Korea Kim Dong-hoon said that “We are pleased to hold World Journalists Conference 2020 online with several distinguished journalists from all over the world, I hope that world journalists’ opinions and recommendations will be an assets for WJC.”

Media people from the world exchanges opinions on “fake news” on an inaugural day whereas on the second day they discussed global responses to COVID-19 and disease control methods.

Tomorrow, on the last day, the participants from around the world will debate on “The 70th Anniversary of the Korean War and Peace Policy in the Korean Peninsula.”

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