Media ethics amidst international changes [Archives:2004/795/Local News]

December 2 2004

A symposium, that was organized by Media Center on the media work controls and ethics in the shadow of the international changes was held on Sunday Nov. 28 2004.
Deputy of Minister of Information for Broadcasting and Television Affairs, Ahmed Nasser al-Hamatty, has praised in his speech the good role of media which is played by Information Training Institute, stressing on the truthfulness which has to be adopted by the journalist in performing his mission as it should be.
From his side, Dr. Abdulla al-Zalab, Dean of the Institute, has addressed the journalism professionals to the necessity of coping with the international changes and the sticking to the profession manners and ethics.
The discussion session began in reading the Yemeni Press & Printing law and its reflections on the media in Yemen whereby both the Director of Law Affairs, Fawziya Abdulwassae, Ministry of Information, and the Lawyer Mohammad Allaw have talked with totally concentration on the Press and Printing Law and the restrictions that the journalists fall in as well the demanding for protecting the Journalists in case they fall exposed to illegal litigation.
Dr. Ali al-Buraihy, in the name of the Institute, has indicated in his paper that there is no difference between the Politician and the journalist pointing out that the obscuring in information to be given to the journalist might lead to the hindrances facing him. The symposium was attended by a number of media personalities, concerned individuals, and the related authorities.