World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Min. Of Information Kicks Off 1st Academic Media Conference

Ministry Of Information Kicks Off 1st Academic Media Conference

Gaza, ALRAY - Ministry of Information kicked off the events of the first academic media conference in Palestine “Palestinian Media… Meeting Resistance Challenges” on Tuesday morning at Commodore Hotel in the west of Gaza City.

The conference was held with the participation of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, local and foreign media personalities.

In the opening session of the conference, Mr Ihab al-Ghusain, Head of Government Media Office (GMO), welcomed the professors participating in the conference from the Arab world, particularly former Director of Al Jazeera Media Network Wadah Khanfar, who was not able to come in person to the Gaza Strip due the Rafah crossing closure.

Ghusain said the Ministry of Information wove good relations with all journalists and media organizations in the Gaza Strip, and promoted national issues, freedom of the press, and social responsibility.

It has established a government media network with launching ALRAY (opinion) official news agency in Arabic and English, ALRAY Radio Station, and Visual Broadcast Department for video reports and bulletins as a microcosm of the future Satellite TV Channel, he explained.

He pointed out that the ministry has worked to achieve the goals set for 2013, including the appointment of an English-speaking spokesperson for the government.

In a recorded speech delivered to the conference attendees, Mr Wadah Khanfar said the way made by the Palestinian journalists must be invested," urging to employ the scientific media principles.

He pointed to the tasks of media guidelines and lift the audience of solving ignorance , indicating that the obstacles plaguing professional colleagues must Tzliha to reach the goal.

He stressed the responsibility the media workers in Palestine should assume, which requires them to be biased to truth, regardless of the political agendas. He added that it’s hardship that builds a professional journalist.

In a previous report, Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for the conference Mr Salamah Marouf said the subjects of the papers submitted include: Palestinian media and national issues with nine papers, laws and ethics of journalism with four papers, media reality and organizations with 6 papers, and media and communication developments with five papers.

"In appreciation of Palestinian media workers, the ministry previously announced a competition to honor the best journalism works and recieved print, electronic and broadcast entries from 100 journalists. A shortlist of five would be given prizes for their submissions during the conference,"

The conference would also be permeated with a photo exhibition showcasing works of 13 Gaza photojournalists, and screening a film titled "Candles in the Darkness of Aggression" which features the struggling efforts of Palestinian journalists and the violations the Israeli occupation carries out against them in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Jerusalem, according to Marouf.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Julie Webb-Pullman: Palestinian National Unity Government

A national unity government. Elections. A new-look PLO. Community reconciliation. Big hopes, even bigger expectations as representatives of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Hamas came to an agreement in Gaza today to form a national unity government and hold elections. More>>

ALSO:

Whaling: Japan’s Institute for Cetacean Research In Defiance Of World Court Ruling

The ICR Today Filed Court Briefs Stating They Intend to Return to Antarctica to Hunt Whales in 2015-2016; Will Seek to Enjoin Other Sea Shepherd Entities from Obstructing Their Operations More>>

Ukraine: UN Urges 'Maximum Restraint' Amid Situation In East Ukraine

Deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for maximum restraint and appealed to all sides to work towards calming the situation, which has the 'growing potential' to ... More>>

United Nations: Children Can Now Lodge Complaints With The UN

GENEVA (14 April 2014) – United Nations child rights experts have hailed a new treaty that allows children to complain directly to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged violations of their rights. More>>

India: Election But A Ritual In Nation Lacking Rule Of Law

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) congratulates the people of India for their participation to elect the 16th Lok Sabha. The process has attracted, as usual, considerable media attention across the world. Media claims the process to be 'the largest democratic ... More>>

Solomon Islands: Thousands Remain Affected After Flash Floods

An estimated 52,000 people remain affected in the worst-hit areas of Honiara and greater Guadalcanal following last week’s devastating floods which killed at least 23 people. More>>

ALSO:

World: Some 437,000 People Murdered Worldwide In 2012 - UN

Almost half a million people across the world lost their lives in 2012 as a result of intentional homicide, with the highest murder rates logged in the Americas and Africa, and the lowest in Europe, Asia and Oceania, the United Nations Office on ... More>>

Central African Republic:: Security Council Establishes UN Peacekeeping Mission

Deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and ongoing human rights abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today approved the establishment of a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation ... More>>

ALSO:

Parliament: NZ Sending Aid Flight To Solomons

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced further support for the response to severe flooding in Solomon Islands. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news