23 September 2022

Council of Arab Information Ministers Reaffirms Support to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in All Arab Media Platforms


Cairo, September 22 (QNA) - Council of Arab Information Ministers affirmed its support to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 from the media perspective and to spotlight this global event in the entire Arab media platforms, in addition to flagging up the preparations and efforts being exerted by the State of Qatar in this regard.
This came during the conclusion of the 52nd session of Arab Information Ministers' Council, which was held today in Cairo, with the participation of the State of Qatar.
Media Consultant at Qatar Media Corporations Abdulrahman Nasser Al Obaidan headed Qatar's delegation to the meeting, and participated in the meeting held by the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Wednesday with Their Excellencies the Information Ministers in Al-Ittihadiya Palace on the sidelines of the 52nd session of Arab Information Ministers' Council, which witnessed an open dialogue on the most crucial topics laid out in the meeting of Arab Information Ministers, specially with respect to the media awareness for posterity, as well as the crucial role played by media in supporting the Arab national security, strengthening institution building and consolidating the fraternal ties with the Arab world.
During the meeting, the Egyptian president underscored the unity of concerns and the common challenges facing the Arab world which precipitate speaking with one language by the Arab media to overcome these challenges, as well as providing security, political and moral stability to the peoples within the framework of a civilized and secure field in pursuit of combating the extremist ideology, hate speech and incitement which various Arab peoples are exposed to.
In a press conference held Thursday evening, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Media Regulation Karam Gabr said that the council decided to invite the Arab media organs to the media prelude to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the upcoming Arab summit in Algeria and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2022 (COP27) which is set to convene in the Egyptian city Sharm El-Sheikh, pointing out that the Council of Arab Information Ministers decided to co-opt a high level of work group with open membership to further prepare a strategy on handling the situation developments in Jerusalem, noting that the participants in the meeting have agreed to set a code of conduct and a document that includes the historical aspect of Jerusalem and focuses on communicating with the global public opinion, indicating that such a document adopted by the State of Kuwait which offered to host the meetings of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Information Ministers next February to further discuss the document items and set a detailed program to revive the international interest in Jerusalem cause.
In its recommendations, Council of Arab Information Ministers reaffirmed the importance of lending the media support to espouse the Palestinian cause, including Jerusalem cause, Al Aqsa Mosque and Islamic and Christian sacred places through the media awareness programs based on a constant Arab media policy, it also agreed to mark May 11 every year the day of killing of the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as a global day for solidarity with the Palestinian media.
The council also assigned the Arab Electronic Media Committee to set a code of conduct that regulates the work of the electronic website of the committee to be adhered to by the member states, and shall ensure noninfringement on the national sovereignty of the member states, and that each state upholds the responsibility for the data published, provided that it shall be signed by the permanent members of the committee.
the 52nd session of Arab Information Ministers' Council witnessed the distribution of Arab media excellence awards for the fifth session (Arab News Agencies) and sixth session (Developmental Media).
The Council of Arab Information Ministers launched the Arab Media Excellence Award to encourage creativity, innovation and media excellence. Its first session was organized in 2016 and was followed by five sessions devoted to various media topics, the most prominent of which was the fourth session devoted to supporting Jerusalem under the title "Jerusalem in the eyes of the media." (QNA)


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