Media map for sustainable development discussed

CAIRO: The Sultanate took part in the 49th session of the Arab Information Ministers Council, which was held at the Arab League’s HQs in Cairo on Wednesday. The Sultanate’s delegation was led by Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour al Hasani, Minister of Information. Dr Hasani affirmed the role of the Omani media in extending bridges of friendship with various countries and peoples in order to deepen communication and humanitarian dialogue, besides achieving understanding to build peace, security, stability and prosperity in the region and around it. On the sidelines of the 49th session, Dr Al Hasani said the essence of the Omani media policy is to convey a message of peace, love and nation-building, stressing that everyone is in dire need of this during the current period.
He pointed out that work is underway to develop the Omani media to enhance the Sultanate’s status internally and externally through regulating media action and improving the media performance, as well as committing with providing efficient media services. He also said that the Omani and Egyptian media message is to promote peace, security and stability in the region by virtue of their historic relations established since ancient times.
He affirmed that the Sultanate, in cooperation with Egyptian media and press experiences contribute to develop media in the Sultanate. The agenda of the session includes several items, namely the international media plan to face the US unilateral decision recognising Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli occupation.
The session also discussed the Arab media map for sustainable development and the role of the Arab media in addressing terrorism besides other important topics.
The Council of Arab Ministers of Information honoured Omani media figures, namely Muna bint Mahfoudh al Manthariyah, former member of the State Council and the first Omani female presenter at Oman Radio and Television. The ceremony was held during the Arab Media Excellence Awards, which was held at the Arab League today on the sidelines of the regular session of the Council. The Council also honoured Ibrahim bin Salim al Salmi, Director of the General Channel at Oman TV, for the programme ‘File of the Week’ and Adnan bin Salim al Kathiri, Programme Team Member at Oman TV for a report on the Wilayat of Nizwa and Abdullah bin Zaher al Adawi on a programme titled ‘microscope’ or ‘Al Mejhar.’ — ONA