OIC TV channel to counter Islamophobia

By LIBREVILLE, GABON: ARAB NEWS

The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) yesterday announced its plan to establish a satellite channel and promote investment in the media to fight Islamophobia and enhance exchange of information among the member states.

“We have a number of important proposals to strengthen Islamic media activities. They including the launch of an OIC satellite channel,” OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told a conference of information ministers from the Islamic world.

The OIC chief also called on Muslim businessmen and women to finance the new channel as well as to invest in major media organizations that are already successfully making substantial profits in order to “exchange information and news of the Islamic world and project the true picture of Islam.”

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondinba opened the two-day conference titled “Session of Information Technologies in the Service of Peace and Development.” Ihsanoglu also announced a three-year media plan focusing on the African continent.

Riyad bin Kamal Najm, deputy information minister for media affairs, is leading the Kingdom’s delegation to the conference. He said the OIC media should highlight Islamic issues, confront anti-Islamic stereotypes and work for the success of Islamic causes.

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OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

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