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The Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League stresses the importance of placing media education in the curricula

The Assistant Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Rashid Khattabi, affirmed that the media is an indispensable partner in the implementation, follow-up and evaluation of programs related to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, expressing his aspiration to adopt the work program for the media map approved by the Council of Information Ministers, and the guiding guide for sustainable development.


In his speech during the meeting of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Information Ministers, he added that the item related to the inclusion of media education in the school curricula is of particular importance in protecting our Arab media space from false payloads, the risks of which we are all aware of and their negative impact on our sovereign and national values ​​and components.


Khattabi went on to say that the work of the Permanent Committee for Arab Media in preparation for this session took place in an atmosphere of consensus among the representatives of the participating member states, where it was able, thanks to the good preparation, in tight coordination with the country of the presidency represented by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


He added that the Palestinian issue topped the work of the current session as one of the duties of the Council of Information Ministers and the priority of its priorities in line with the fixed determinants and relevant resolutions of the League of Arab States in support of the legitimate Palestinian right to establish its independent state on the June 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy, the two-state solution and the initiative of Arabic peace.


He explained that the session that is being held in attendance is a sign of the return of the spirit and the warmth of such meetings, which reflect the renewed will to improve the professional performance of the various components and tributaries of our Arab media, which have found themselves in recent months in the line of contact with an unprecedented pandemic that had dire repercussions on everyone.


This exceptional situation, according to the Assistant Secretary-General, requires a pause of reflection in terms of drawing conclusions from national experiences in dealing with this crisis at the health, social and psychological levels, and in terms of the urgent need for the Arab media to keep pace with the necessities of structural development and digital transformation, in a way that qualifies media actors throughout Our Arab homeland, for a deeper identification with our real concerns and aspirations to win our pressing development challenges.