Info ministers conference in Saudi Arabia this week


The King of Saudi Arabia will host in Jeddah from 19 – 22 December 2016 the 11th session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers of OIC Member States with the theme: The Role of New Media in Confronting Terrorism and Islamophobia.
The conference is scheduled to discuss several issues and draft resolutions notably, the role of the media in OIC Member States in supporting the cause of Al-Quds and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The agenda of the conference include adoption of a media strategy to confrontIslamophobia and its implementation mechanisms; adoption of the OIC-2025 comprehensive media strategy.
Women empowerment in and through the media, as well as internal and external media action in partnership with OIC Member States and international media institutions.
The conference will also discuss the implementation of the special media program for Africa in order to highlight its place and role in the Muslim world and launch similarprograms to other regions.
It will also discuss the report for launching the OIC satellite channel and supportingthe work of the OIC joint Islamic media action institutions as well as the establishment of an international award for the media and journalists.
The conference will also deliberate on ways to strengthen the OIC’s media visibility in championing cultural exchange, development and peace and boosting the capacity and productivity of, and cooperation among, media institutions in the Member States.
The conference is expected to issue a ministerial final communiqué and Jeddah Declaration at the end of its work.—Email

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