Xinhua News Agency to host fourth World Media Summit in 2020

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SHANGHAI, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Xinhua News Agency will host the fourth World Media Summit (WMS) in 2020 in Beijing, according to the consensus reached at the fourth meeting of the WMS presidium held in Shanghai on Monday.

Senior executives of 13 media organizations from 11 countries, namely, the Agence France-Presse (AFP), Al Jazeera Media Network, the Associated Press, BBC, Kyodo News, Naspers South Africa, Reuters, Folha de S. Paulo Press Group of Brazil, International News Agency and Radio Sputnik, TASS Russian News Agency, the Hindu Group, Xinhua and ANSA, attended the meeting.

The WMS was co-initiated by nine media organizations with global influence, including Xinhua, News Corporation, the Associated Press, Reuters, TASS Russian News Agency, Kyodo News, and BBC.

Organized by Xinhua, the first WMS was held in Beijing from Oct. 8 to 10, 2009. The second WMS was held in Moscow in 2012, while the third summit was held in the Qatari capital of Doha in 2016. Enditem

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