Arab media summit to be held next week in Abu Dhabi
'Arab Media Convention for Human Fraternity' will convene on February 3 and 4 at the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.
Prominent media personalities from Arab countries will gather in the Capital next week to discuss issues on finding a road to global peace through spreading the values of human fraternity and coexistence.
The Muslim Council of Elders on Thursday announced that the 'Arab Media Convention for Human Fraternity' will convene on February 3 and 4 at the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.
The event is set to be held as part of the first anniversary of the signing of the 'Human Fraternity Document' by Dr Ahmed El Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, and Pope Francis, Pope of the Catholic Church.
At a Press briefing to announce details of the convention, Dr Sultan Al Remeithi, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Elders, said: "The Muslim Council of Elders, under the chairmanship of Dr El Tayeb, is a major player in spreading the values of human fraternity and achieving the noble goals of the Human Fraternity Document. The document calls for, "intellectuals, philosophers, religious figures, artists, media professionals and men and women of culture in every part of the world. Therefore, achieving human fraternity is a shared responsibility for everyone cited in the document, particularly media professionals."
Al Remeithi added: "It is important to not regulate the rhetoric or the material published through media channels, but rather, it is vital to afford a common space for media professionals to meet and agree on a shared vision of human fraternity for their profession, which would be of great benefit for all involved." He noted that targeting Arab media for this forthcoming convention is considered the starting point for this initiative due to the current conflicts taking place in the Arab world and its urgent need for human fraternity and coexistence.
Mohamed Abdulsalam, secretary-general of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, said: "There is no doubt that media outlets are an important medium that shape public opinion and awareness on certain issues. The event will feature some of the most prominent media personalities in the Arab world, who in turn will represent some of the most influential media institutions and organisations in the region from all Arab countries," he said.
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