Pakistan Nominated To IINA’s Executive Council For 2nd Consecutive Term

Pakistan was nominated to the Executive Council of the Islamic News Agency (IINA), a media organ of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), for the second consecutive term at its 25th meeting, which concluded in Jeddah, , on Sunday.
The meeting of the IINA’s Executive Council and the 5th Session of its Assembly were chaired by Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Dr Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, Chairman of IINA Executive Council, and OIC Secretary General Dr Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen.
Representatives of the news agencies of OIC member states participated in the deliberations. Executive Director of Associated Press of (APP) Sohail Ali Khan represented Pakistan in the meetings, a message received here from Jeddah said.
The meetings deliberated upon the plan to revitalize the Agency and took up the agenda to transform IINA into a Federation of News Agencies (FNA) with more active role in the media. It also discussed a Comprehensive Plan of Action within the OIC Programme 2025.
The meetings also discussed the role of news agencies in member states in supporting the Palestinian cause and Jerusalem; supporting the joint work of the national news agencies in member states; the role of IINA, training centre in supporting the capabilities of journalists from member news agencies; the role of news agencies in combating the terrorist rhetoric and Islamophobia; participation in the OIC Award for Outstanding Media Professionals; and the role of news agencies in supporting the implementation of the OIC Media Programme for the African continent.

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