JEDDAH (UNA-OIC) – The media forum “The Role of News Agencies in Supporting the Palestinian Cause: Challenges and Opportunities”, organized by the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA), will kick off tomorrow, Thursday.
During the virtual forum, the General Supervisor of the Official Media in the State of Palestine, His Excellency Minister Ahmad Assaf, will review Palestine’s aspirations at the media level and the roles entrusted to news agencies in member states to support Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif and to achieve media integration with press institutions in Palestine.
The minister will also address some of the official Palestinian media’s achievements in conveying the Palestinian people’s suffering and documenting the violations of the Israeli occupation and the challenges it faces in this regard.
The forum will witness the participation of representatives of member news agencies, Permanent Representatives to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and senior officials from the OIC and its affiliated bodies.
To enrich the forum and scale up its impact, UNA called on the media professionals in Islamic countries to attend the forum’s discussions, which will be broadcast via the Zoom platform at this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jzjVGoMAQQy7QaiwymKvXg
The forum is based on the resolutions of the UNA General Assembly and Islamic Conferences of Information Ministers, which called upon member states to continue sensitizing public opinion to the Palestinian cause by providing maximum media coverage for all aspects of life in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The forum aims to develop a preliminary vision for joint media work in advocating the Palestinian cause and enhance communication between Palestinian media institutions and their counterparts in OIC countries.