This was according to Independent Media executive chairman and BRICS Media Forum co-chairman Dr Iqbal Survé when welcoming more than 180 delegates from around 120 media outlets across the BRICS countries and Africa on Wednesday.
The two-day forum at the Westin Hotel was expected to be the biggest and coincided with Mandela Day. The forum took place outside of China for the first time, and also preceded the heads of state summit scheduled for July25-27.
“Because Mandela stood for the kind of world we want, Mandela symbolises all that is good in this world,” said Survé.
Survé said the year’s theme: BRICS Media Co-operation - Fostering an Inclusive, Just World Order, was one the forum had set for itself as the action plan for the five countries.