Last week, Venezuela hosted the 7th Conference of Information Ministers of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries. The event brought representatives from 80 countries together to discuss common projects.
One of these was a proposal from Venezuela to create a Non-Aligned News Network (NNN). The network would provide news from and for the 118 countries that make up what is known as the “Global South.” Often, countries in the developing world must rely on news produced abroad, but the new initiative could break their dependence on foreign media.
Venezuelan Communication Minister Andres Izarra explained that the purpose of the initiative is to “balance information and democratize the presence of the countries of the South in worldwide communication.”