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Common human values make us better, Dr Hassani tells Arab Media Forum
April 21, 2019 | 10:02 PM
by ONA
In a joint session with Nabil Abu Rudeina, Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Information, Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi, Minister of Information Affairs of Bahrain, Dr. Al Hassani spoke about “Reality and Future of the Arab Media and the Current Challenges Facing it”.
 
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Kuwait: The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Information, took part as a Guest of Honour in the 16th Arab Media Forum, which commenced its activities at Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait yesterday and continues for two days.

The Sultanate’s delegation is headed by Dr. Abdul Mon’em bin Mansour Al Hassani, Minister of Information.

In a joint session with Nabil Abu Rudeina, Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Information, Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi, Minister of Information Affairs of Bahrain, Dr. Al Hassani spoke about “Reality and Future of the Arab Media and the Current Challenges Facing it”. The session was moderated by Madhi Al Khamis, Secretary General of the Arab Media Forum.

Dr. Al Hassani touched on the changes in the Arab region, the role of available information in the reality and future of the Arab media and the humanising concept of media that aims at creating an area of cohesion between individuals and institutions at the internal and external levels. He added that common human values make us better than others.



The forum dedicated a session to the Sultanate as the Guest of Honour in the 16th Arab Media Forum in which a seminar themed “Humanising of Media” where Marwan bin Yousef Al Balushi, Director of the Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Information, touched on the vision of the Omani media that aims at creating a content with a human dimension, which covers various segments of the society, in addition to mainstreaming humanisation as co-existence with respect and privacy.

Al Balushi pointed out that the Omani discourse has made man and the homeland as its focus of attention, and has raised the slogan of “No Understatement and No Overstatement”, avoid rhetoric of hatred and sectarianism. He presented a number of experiments on the media humanisation, such as the media forum for people with visual and hearing disabilities and the Children’s Committee at Muscat International Book Fair.



During the seminar, Khalid bin Saleh Al Zedjali, Media Professional spoke about his television and radio experience during which he touched on the interest of the Omani media in the human dimensions and the principles and values that such media is based upon, referring to radio experience in the Sultanate.

Du’aa bint Abdullah Al Wardy, student at the College of Arts and Social Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) talked about the experience of the Omani youth in producing content with a human dimension. She explained that the Omani youth experience in creating media content with a human dimension comes from Omani specificity covering its aspirations, concerns and woes, as well as independence in publication, so that the young Omanis post them on their accounts in the social media.

The second session of the forum dealt with “Media and Sports” and the third session on “Cyber-bullying”. Oman took part in an exhibition accompanying the forum with a pavilion that contains video presentations highlighting Oman and its media activity, in addition to a collection of publications by the Ministry of Information, such as Speeches of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Oman Annual Book, A Sultanate and a Sultan, Peace Diplomacy, in addition to the Omani encyclopedia and studies in the Omani press.

The pavilion of the Sultanate also includes a photo exhibition that reflects the life of the Omani man and the marvelous nature of the Sultanate, as well as presenting some patriotic music.

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