During the spread of coronavirus, while strengthening related lockdown measures, the Public Foundation for Support and Development of National Mass Media within the framework of the "Xavfsiz yordam" ("Safe Help") project carried out the first phase of assistance to veterans of Golden Fund of Journalism and provided them with food kits.
Continuing the project "Safe Help", a list of 100 representatives of journalism and telecommunications has been compiled. The list is based on veterans who have worked in journalism for many years, as well as journalists who are recovering their health and need social support due to various family circumstances.
The last two incidents related to the media have caused discontent among the public. In particular, the website Effect.uz (registered as a media outlet under the number 1323) contacted the Public Foundation for Support and Development of National Mass Media with the statement that their website was suspended for several hours due to the publication of critical material.
The lockdown days in Uzbekistan have become a serious test both for the economy and for the population. Particularly affected were the people who did not have financial savings and were on the verge of poverty, even with a well-functioning economy.
The regular meeting of the Public Council under the Public Foundation for the Support and Development of National Mass Media was held online.
For reliable and prompt informing of the population of Uzbekistan about the events associated with the spread of coronavirus, the official Koronavirus info channel (@koronavirusinfouz) was created.