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MOSCOW, June 7. /TASS/. The major goal of mass media is to provide objective and true information, and authorities must contribute to disseminating it, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.
"What is journalism today? It hardly differs from what was yesterday in fact: this is the search for truth," Putin told a media forum in Moscow. "In a modern world when information technologies are developing rapidly, informational conscientiousness and truth, and objectivity of information still remain the most important thing," he stressed.
"Of course, it is important for the representatives of authorities in all countries of the world to ensure freedom of disseminating information," Putin stressed.
He is sure that there cannot be such a situation when "if some authorities like information then it should be defended and there should be talk about the freedom of spreading information and freedom of press, and when they dislike something then information should be called propaganda of anyone that serves some political groups or interests of some states."
Putin stressed that "information should be objective from all viewpoints and should not be subjected to any repressive actions with the goal of correcting it.".