To Be Closer to the Life of the Peo­ple

A fes­tive event ded­i­cated to June 27 – the Day of Press and Mass Me­dia Pro­fes­sion­als took place on that day at the Uzbek Na­tional Aca­demic Drama The­ater.

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The event was at­tended by mem­bers of the Se­nate, deputies of the Leg­isla­tive Cham­ber of the Oliy Ma­jlis of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of min­istries, agen­cies, pub­lic or­ga­ni­za­tions, hon­orary jour­nal­ists, pub­lish­ers, poly­graphists, pro­fes­sors and teach­ers of higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions.

A con­grat­u­la­tory mes­sage of Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev to press and mass me­dia work­ers was read out by the State Ad­vi­sor to the Pres­i­dent Khairid­din Sul­tanov.

This year, for the first time in his­tory, ac­cord­ing to the De­cree of the Pres­i­dent of the coun­try a group of work­ers mak­ing a wor­thy con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of the sphere was awarded with high state awards in con­nec­tion with this sig­nif­i­cant date. This gave the hol­i­day a pe­cu­liar at­mos­phere and high spir­its. At the event, the high awards were pre­sented solemnly to its hold­ers.

In par­tic­u­lar, the ti­tle “Hon­ored Journalist of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan” was awarded to Farhod­jon Mah­mu­dov, chief edi­tor of the O’zbek­iston 24 TV chan­nel of the Na­tional TV and Ra­dio Com­pany of Uzbek­istan, while Fir­davs Ab­dukha­likov, chair­man of the board of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Elec­tronic Mass Me­dia of Uzbek­istan, and Bo­bir Alikhanov, di­rec­tor of the In­for­ma­tion and An­a­lyt­i­cal Mul­ti­me­dia Cen­ter un­der the Prose­cu­tor Gen­eral’s Of­fice of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan, were awarded Mehnat Shuhrati Or­der, and the Dust­lik Or­der went to Shamshad­bek Gulyamov, Deputy Chair­man and Di­rec­tor- Gen­eral of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Elec­tronic Mass Me­dia of Uzbek­istan, and Tatyana Leshchin­skaya, type­writer of the print­ing depart­ment at the Sharq pub­lish­ing and print­ing joint- stock com­pany, among oth­ers.

It was noted that the head of the state pays great at­ten­tion to de­vel­op­ment of the mass me­dia in the coun­try, en­hanc­ing ef­fec­tive­ness of the na­tional press. Great grat­i­tude was ex­pressed to the Pres­i­dent for a wor­thy ap­praisal of the work of work­ers in the sphere.

Cur­rently, there are more than 1500 me­dia in the coun­try, in­clud­ing 700 news­pa­pers, 309 mag­a­zines, 65 TV, 35 ra­dio sta­tions, 4 news agen­cies, 15 news­let­ters, 395 web­sites. It is the share of non- state me­dia that ac­count for 66 per­cent of the coun­try’s TV and ra­dio chan­nels, and 50 per­cent of print me­dia. Be­fore gain­ing in­de­pen­dence, there were 395 me­dia in the repub­lic, al­most all of them were state- owned.

The re­forms im­ple­mented in the sphere re­quire train­ing of per­son­nel meet­ing mod­ern re­quire­ments. In par­tic­u­lar, the res­o­lu­tion of the head of the state on the es­tab­lish­ment of the Uni­ver­sity of Jour­nal­ism and Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tions of Uzbek­istan, signed May 24, 2018, be­came a his­toric doc­u­ment in this di­rec­tion.

At the event, win­ners of tra­di­tional com­pe­ti­tion “The most ac­tive journalist of the year”, con­ducted by the Creative Union of Jour­nal­ists of Uzbek­istan, were awarded.

Within the frame­work of the fes­ti­val, the per­for­mance of the Na­tional Aca­demic Drama The­ater was pre­sented based on the work of Chin­giz Ait­ma­tov “The White Steamer”.

The cel­e­bra­tory sayil con­tin­ued in the cap­i­tal’s Ga­fur Gu­lam Cul­ture and Re­cre­ation Park.

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