Jordanian minister calls for intensified role of Arab media in defending Palestinian cause

The escalation of violence in Gaza should dominate TV and press coverage across the region, the committee concluded.

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The Palestinian issue endures at the chief agenda of the 51st session of the Council of Arab information ministers, as the session of the Permanent Committee for Arab Media underlined the “profound awareness and consensus” that Palestine is the fundamental cause and the center of regional and international matters for Arabs, the Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs, Sakher Dudin, held on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the 51st session that began in Cairo at the Arab League Headquarters, Dudin mentioned the latest atrocities in Palestine in the past month, which needs deepened media coverage alongside political and diplomatic endeavors by Arab leaders, Jordan’s local media agency reported.

The government spokesperson called for the backing of Palestinians in comprehending their legitimate rights, mostly regarding those concerning their right to form their sovereign, independent state on the pre-1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

He also stressed the status of using Arab media efforts to highlight Jerusalem, upholding Arab identity and its sacred sites, and standing in contradiction to attempts seeking to levy new facts or change the historical and legal status quo.

On the 7th Item of the agenda of the 95th ordered session of the Permanent Committee for Arab Media, connected to formulating a combined strategy to deal with international media outlets, Dudin underlined the status of Jordan’s proposal that calls for immediate measures to begin legal ties with these media enterprises.

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