A BRICS media summit begins in Beijing on Dec. 1, focusing on co-operation between BRICS media organizations.

With the theme of “Innovation, Development, Cooperation and Trust,” the summit will include forums on topics such as media’s role in promoting a closer international partnerships, deepening BRICS media exchanges and cooperation as well as how traditional and new media complement each other and diverge.

Leaders of 25 media groups from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will attend the meeting, which will be hosted by Xinhua.

First proposed by Xinhua, the summit is jointly organized by Brazil Communication Company, Russia Today International News Agency, The Hindu Group and South Africa’s Independent Media.