Mauritanians complain of poor media coverage

DUBAI — Members of the Mauritanian community in the UAE have hit out at the Arab media, alleging that it never gave adequate coverage of happenings in their country.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 8 Jun 2005, 10:27 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:57 PM

Addressing mediapersons at the Dubai Press Club, Mohammed Salim Weld Al Tah, Chairman of Naukchott-based Arab African Centre for Information and Development (AACID), said the Arab media ignored the tremendous political and economic developments as well as community growth Mauritania had experienced in the past seven years.

"Mauritania, to many Arab countries, is not known in terms of culture, history, social life and economy," he said.

The Press conference, which was organised by AACID in coordination with Dubai Press Club, aimed at briefing the media about the recent political and economic changes as well as providing information on the history, culture, society and geography of the country in general and Naukchott, the capital of Mauritania, in particular.

The programme was attended by Mohammed Al Mukhtar, Mauritanian Ambassador to the UAE and Chairman of the Centre as well as a number of Mauritanian community members from various emirates.

The event featured various activities including speeches by Al Mukhtar and Mohammed Al Mansour, Director of the Press Club and poetry recitation on the UAE and Mauritania friendship by Mohammed Weld Al Shaikh.

Many working papers on social, economic and cultural development presented by Mauritanian academics including Dr Mohammed Al Amin Weld Kitab were also part of the programme.

Presentation of documentary films on the role of Mauritanian women in the country's development was an important feature of the programme.

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