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Arab Information Ministers Extend Support To Qatar 2022

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

Cairo: Council of Arab Information Ministers has affirmed its support to the 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 at the conclusion of the 52nd session of Arab Information Ministers' Council in Cairo on Thursday, with the participation of Qatar. 

Media Consultant at Qatar Media Corporation Abdulrahman Nasser Al Obaidan headed Qatar's delegation to the meeting, and participated in the meeting held by Egyptian President H E Abdel Fattah El Sisi on 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 on 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 the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) which is set to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, in November.

He pointed 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 and developments in Jerusalem. 

He said the meeting participants had 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 in February to further discuss the document items and set a detailed programme to revive the international interest in Jerusalem cause.

In its recommendations, the council 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 programmes based on a constant Arab media policy. 

It also agreed to mark May 11, the day Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed, as a global day for solidarity with the Palestinian media every year. 

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 non-infringement 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 the 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 had launched the Arab Media Excellence Award to encourage creativity, innovation and media excellence. Its first session took place 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”. 



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