IINA’s Executive Council, General Assembly Sessions Begin in Jeddah

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Jeddah, MINA – The 25th Meeting of the Executive Council and the Fifth Session of the General Assembly of the International Islamic News Agency (IINA), a specialized media organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), kicked off in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday and will conclude on Sunday.

The meetings, being held under the chairmanship of Saudi Minister of Culture and Information  Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, chairman of IINA Executive Council, in the presence of OIC Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, will discuss the plan to rejuvenate the Agency and transform it into a federation, as well as the Comprehensive Plan of Action within the OIC Program 2025, IINA News reported.

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Presiding over the Executive Council meeting, Al-Awwad underscored the need for further strengthening the role of various means of the media in the Islamic world in confronting the potential challenges and threats, especially combating terrorism, extremism and hate speech.

“It is inevitable for our media to give utmost keenness on addressing the issues facing the Islamic Ummah, as well as to play a responsible role in upholding truth and articulating the concerns of the citizens of the OIC member countries,” he said while emphasizing that there should be the highest degree of professionalism and objectivity while covering events in the Islamic societies.

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The meetings are also discussing the role of news agencies in member states in supporting the Palestinian cause and Jerusalem; supporting the joint work of the national news agencies in member states; the role of IINA Training Center  in supporting the capabilities of journalists from member news agencies; the role of news agencies in combating the terrorist rhetoric and Islamophobia; participation in the OIC Award for Outstanding Media Professionals; and the role of news agencies in supporting the implementation of the OIC Media Program for the African continent.(R/R04/P2)

 

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)