Jeddah - The International Forum on the Propaganda of Hatred and Violence in Media will kick off next Sunday (November 26, 2023) in the city of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The event is co-organized by the Assistant Secretariat for Corporate Communication in the Muslim World League and the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA).
The forum will be inaugurated and attended by His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Sheikh Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, His Excellency the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hissein Brahim Taha, and His Excellency the General Supervisor of Official Media in the State of Palestine, Minister Ahmed Assaf. It will also include the participation of major Islamic and international news agencies, prominent religious, intellectual, legal, and human rights figures, and leaders of international organizations.
The forum will discuss several topics, focusing on themes relevant to current issues such as "Bias and Misrepresentation in International Media: The Palestinian Issue as a Model." The aim is to identify the shortcomings in media treatment of international issues, particularly those of a religious nature, and to highlight the negative impact of incitement and bias in media discourse on human societies. The forum seeks to formulate a joint international alliance against the dangers of misrepresentation, bias, and the spread of hatred in media discourse.
It is worth noting that all Arab and Islamic news agencies and several international institutions across various media channels will cover the conference. The event is considered the most prominent media solidarity initiative addressing urgent international contexts. This distinction is evident in the joint participation of the media arms of two international Islamic organizations, one focusing on Islamic peoples, especially their scholars, intellectuals, and youth, and the other focusing on Islamic countries within their political framework.