전세계 1백여개국이 참여하고 있는 비동맹운동 회원국 각료들은 서구 언론이 편향돼 있다고 주장하면서 이를 대체할 새로운 뉴스망 설립을 발표했습니다.

비동맹운동 의장국인 말레이시아는 22일 콸라룸푸르에서 열린 이틀간의 회의 일정을 마치면서 이 계획에 대한 자세한 내용을 발표했습니다.

비동맹뉴스네트웍 (NNN)으로 명명된 이 언론은 2006년 초 출범할 전망입니다. 비동맹운동은 개발도상국들에게 서구와 동구 어디에도 속하지 않는 대안을 제시할 목적으로 냉전시기에 결성됐습니다.

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Ministers from the Nonaligned Movement say they will set up an alternative news network to counter what they see as domination by biased Western news media. Malaysia, the group's current leader, announced details of the plan today (Tuesday) in Kuala Lumpur at the end of a two-day (Nonaligned Movement) conference.

The Nonaligned News Network (NNN) is expected to begin operating in the first quarter of 2006. Malaysia's state-owned news agency, Bernama, reports Burma's representatives at the meeting spoke in favor of the network and complained they have been targeted by unfair reporting in the past.

Burma's minister of information, General Kyaw Hsan, said his government hopes the enterprise "can find ways to rebuff" what he calls "unfair and baseless news produced by the Western media."

The Nonaligned Movement, a grouping of more than 100 countries, was formed during the Cold War with the intention of providing developing countries with an alternative to the Western and Eastern power blocs.