The message reads, in part:
“In our country, the profession of a journalist has always enjoyed respect and special trust, because we first learn about the major key events through the media – this means we primarily see these events through the eyes of correspondents, reporters, and observers. It is the mass media that in many respects set the value, moral, and political guidelines, and shape public opinion.
In this regard, I would like to point out the serious role of the Union of Journalists in consolidating the Russian professional community, forming a responsible position of the media, corporate ethics, and the culture of honest and unbiased journalism. Your contribution to improving the legislative base of the media market, to strengthening the constructive interaction between the media and the state in resolving national problems is truly significant.”