OIC News Agencies to discuss in Kazan Forum media role in sustainable development
May 16, 2023
Kazan [Russia], May 16: The Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) will organize next Thursday (18 May 2023) an extended media session themed "Russia - the Islamic World: Media Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Economic Prosperity" that will be held in the framework of the International Economic Forum "Russia - the Islamic World: KazanForum 2023", to be held in Kazan, Russia on 18-19 May, UNA reported.
The session, organized in cooperation with "Tatmedia" Republican Agency for Press and Mass Communications, will be held with the participation of the information department in the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Islamic Centre for Trade Development and several news agencies and media outlets from OIC countries and Russia.
Topics of media cooperation between the Islamic world and Russia will be considered during the session, including "Media as Driving Force for Sustainable Development and Economic Partnerships" and "Practical Steps to Strengthen Media Partnerships at the International Level".
"The upcoming session is a chance to address global media challenges, build connections and share information among news agencies, and promote peace and tolerance in the media industry," said the Acting General Director of the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA), Mohammed AbdRabbo Al-Yami.
He added that UNA's organization of this session is part of its efforts to improve media institutions in Islamic countries by utilizing expertise from around the world and enhancing coordination between member news agencies, ultimately increasing their presence and participation in international events.
"Currently, the media make the driving force of sustainable development and economic partnership between the countries. That is why media cooperation - "media diplomacy" - promotes the diplomacy of its states in modern conditions and provides equal access to information. In this regard, Russia stands for an active dialogue with the countries of the Islamic world to combat common information threats," said AidarSalimgarayev, head of "Tatmedia" Republican Agency for Press and Mass Communications.
It is expected that the KaznForum, in its fourteenth edition, will witness more than 140 working sessions to discuss the economic partnership between Russia and Islamic countries in the presence of more than a thousand participants, including business people and investors from the Middle East and the countries of the OIC.
Source: Kabar News Agency