OIC CALLS ON MEDIA TO PLAY A ROLE IN COUNTERING TERRORISM

Jeddah, – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called for the media to play a role in countering terrorism and highlighting the true image of Islam based on tolerance, moderation and peaceful coexistence among the world’s nations.

OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef A. Al Othaimeen paid tribute to the sacrifices of journalists and media professionals who risked or lost their lives while performing their professional duties at times of wars or unrests, which coincide with the World Press Freedom Day, commemorated annually on May 3rd.

OIC takes this opportunity to emphasize on the need for protecting the safety and freedom of journalists while performing their professional duties. It also calls on journalists and media professionals to display a high sense of responsibility when performing their duties and to take into consideration societal harmony and well-being. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency