At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on October 22, Secretary of the State Security Council of Turkmenistan Charymyrat Amanov reported on the transfer to electronic format of printed publications of the Ministry of Defense “Milli gosun”, the Ministry of Internal Affairs “Asudalygyn goragynda”, the State Border Service “Serhet abat - döwlet abat”. This was reported by the state information agency TDH .
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that “the digitalization of publications allows attracting a new target audience - users of mobile devices and modern gadgets ”.
What does the transition to the "electronic format" mean, the creation of websites, mobile applications for magazines and newspapers or their publication in pdf format is not specified.
The head of state instructed to post on the websites of military and law enforcement agencies "materials revealing the essence and significance of the Military Doctrine, introducing the history of the military art of the Turkmen people, as well as talking about a healthy lifestyle, observance of traffic rules and fire safety ."
In March 2020, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered to accelerate the transition to digital media. According to the president, the current reason for the transition to a digital system is the spread of COVID-19 in the world.
Berdymukhamedov noted that for the dissemination of information, it is important to use new solutions that ensure their availability on different types of receiving devices: from tablets and smartphones to TVs. As an example, however, the president showed on the screen not the website of any news publication, but a scanned newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan.
At the same time, the head of state ordered to draw up a schedule for transferring newspapers and magazines into electronic format and determine the amount of payment for using them. These works were ordered to be completed by October 2020 .
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan