Jakarta, 18 Sha’ban 1437 /26 May 2016 (MINA) – The International Conference of Islamic Media (ICIM) held in Jakarta on 25-26 May 2016 agreed to form International Muslim Media Alliance (IMMA).
The formation of the association aims at strengthening the realization of the unity of the international Islamic media in accordance with its basic values, proactive defense of the interests of Islam, Muslims and humanity. IMMA Association specifically put the struggle of Palestine and Al-Aqsa as a top priority in its agenda.
The alliance is also in charge of developing the awareness of the international community as a real support to the Palestinians and Al-Quds As-Sharief, and also build networks with other Muslim media.
IMMA’s temporary secretariat will be in Jakarta, and will be succeed in participant member countries, Palestinian territories, Middle East, Asia, Europe, Australia and America in the future.
The conference convened the role of Islam in the media to support the Palestinian struggle from the Israeli occupation and the counter of Muslim bad images nowadays. The media is an important part in the spread of the world’s information, whether social, economic or political. Even the media became a tool of war in this age.
Therefore, IMMA is expected to be a strategic moment in the midst of increasing support from countries toward Palestinian independence and liberation of Al-Aqsa.
The ICIM has invited the chief editor of news agencies and mass media from 50 countries in the world, such as Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Singapore, Palestine, Turkey, London, United States, Nigeria, Iran, Lebanon, and Indonesia.(L/P008/R04)
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