UNB, Sputnik sign cooperation deal

United News of Bangladesh (UNB) and Russian news agency Sputnik have signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration and professional cooperation between the two sides and help each other through objective journalism.


UNB Editor Farid Hossain and Director of International Cooperation at Sputnik, Vasily Pushkov, signed the cooperation agreement on behalf of their respective news agencies at a signing ceremony held virtually on Monday.


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Minister (Counsellor) at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bangladesh, Ekaterina A. Semenova, spoke at the signing ceremony.


“This is a momentous occasion,” said Pushkov, adding that the partnership will help both the countries know each other better and will benefit the Russian audience to learn more about Bangladesh.


Farid Hossain said media remain very vibrant in Bangladesh with presence of all forms – newspapers, televisions, radios and online portals – and UNB has partnerships with media outlets at home and abroad.


“We are adding a new feather in our broader cooperation network. This is a very special moment for us. This partnership will benefit audiences in Bangladesh and Russia,” said the UNB Editor.


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Semenova said this is a timely and welcomed initiative which is mutually beneficial for the two sides. She highlighted the importance of reliable and unbiased information flow.


Through the partnership, the two sides will promote objective and professional reporting of cultural, humanitarian, economic, sports related and political issues and will strengthen flow of information and mutual understanding.


Source: United News of Bangladesh