Tunisia chairs 48th session of Arab Information Ministers' Council in Cairo | Tunisia News Gazette

Tunisia chairs 48th session of Arab Information Ministers’ Council in Cairo

Minister of Relations with Constitutional Authorities, Civil Society and Human Rights Mehdi Ben Gharbia has called on the Arab media to face up rhetoric of extremism, violence and terrorism on the occasion of the 48th session of Arab Information Ministers’ Council presided over by Tunisia.

He proposed the adoption of a new speech that disseminates the values of fraternity, imposes respect for difference and acceptance of others, and inspired by the principles of citizenship and human rights.

Ben Gharbia, quoted in a statement of the ministry, said that “Arab countries are now facing an unprecedented attack of extremist ideas in the media landscape of the region, whose aim is to influence young people and to indoctrinate them “.

In this context, the Minister of Human Rights reaffirmed Tunisia’s commitment, alongside Arab countries and in collaboration with the League of Arab States, to develop and implement programmes and strategies that could blockade those phenomena of extremism that are gaining ground in the media.

“Tunisia is determined so that its presidency of the 48th session of the Arab Information Ministers’ Council is marked by strengthening the role of the Arab media at the regional levels and to serve Arab issues, “he said.

The minister also recalled that the Constitution of the Republic of Tunisia of 2014 lifted any form of control or censorship concerning the freedom of opinion, expression or information.

Mehdi Ben Gharbia had a meeting with Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sissi on Wednesday on the occasion of a visit by the ministers of information on the sidelines of their participation in the 48th session of the Arab Information Ministers’ Council held at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo.

According to the presidency of the Egyptian Republic, the meeting focused on several Arab and international issues, including the fight against terrorism and extremism.

Source: TAP News Agency

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