Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez assured that the NAM has turned information into the heart of ideological debates
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- Politics and Government
- 07 / 05 / 2008
The Cuban diplomat said the NAM grows stronger and has reinforced its work and the July 2-4 7th Conference of Information Ministers at Isla Margartita confirmed so.
He hoped that, as this edition discussed the 2005 accords of Malaysia, the 2011 edition will do so with 2008 action plan under the guidance of Venezuela, a victim of information disparity that managed to break the media blockade.
Perez Roque said the NAM effort under Cuban leadership will add to key battles like image, news spreading and cultural hegemony by the centers of power in developed countries.
The fact is at the heart of the world political and ideological debates and it is impossible to build a new world economic and political order without winning the battle of the media and for information production, distribution and flow.
This conference is a battle for sovereignty of our peoples and to rescue our places in the world.
Perez Roque called the Conference in Venezuela successful and applauded the broad attendance and unanimous approval of the Political Declaration and Action Plan.
The meeting also diagnosed international relations and the strategic significance of information inequality due to growing transnational monopolization of news distribution.
He also noted the dangerous effects for our countries the fact that our realities, priorities and viewpoints are silenced, twisted and traded for a single social model and world image.
The Final Declaration reflects all of the above and rejects blockades and unilateral and coercive measures like those against Cuba that impede countries and peoples from enjoying their proper right to information.
Cuba has suffered the restrictions of a blockade to develop communications and connection to the internet and access to undersea communications cables and technologies in power of US companies.
The document, he added, rejects illegal radio and TV broadcasts that violate international laws, like those forced on Cuba and other NAM members.