Call for objective media coverage

Call for objective media coverage

Wed, 10 October 2012

RIYADH — GCC information ministers yesterday expressed their rejection for the deliberate disruption of the transmission of their satellite TV channels and called for legal action against the perpetrators. The 20th meeting of the ministers tackled a number of regional issues and their coverage in the media. The Sultanate is represented at the meeting by Dr Abdulmunem bin Mansoor al Hasani, Information Minister.

Dr Abdulaziz bin Muhyiddin Khoujah, Culture and Information Minister of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of the meeting, called on the media to keep pace with the current developments in the region and maintain objectivity, while at the same time distinguishing between facts and false projection of events. He stressed that the current stage is delicate and requires us to avoid exaggeration in covering events. He warned against harming the interests of the overall Arab and Islamic nations or defeating the joint objectives of GCC states by indulging in negative or exaggerated media coverage of events. The “new media”

Khalid al Ghassani, Assistant GCC Secretary-General for Culture and Media Affairs, delivered a speech in which he pointed out that the member states prepare to organise the 10th session of the GCC Days scheduled to be held this year in Kuala Lampur in Malaysia.


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