Media leaders meting wrapped up [Archives:2005/821/Local News]

March 3 2005

Ridhwan Al-Saqqaf
The two-day annual meeting of the media leaders and General Television and Radio staffers was concluded Feb. 28 in Aden.

To conclude the meeting, the Minister of Information Hussein al-Awadhi, delivered a speech in which he stressed the importance of such annual meetings that focus coordination between the local radio and space channels.

The minister pointed that Aden Radio already possesses well-qualified and experienced staffers by virtue of its long history in broadcasting work.

Al-Awadhi emphasized the importance of expending efforts to provide media coverage for the 15th anniversary of unification.

The meeting came out with a list of recommendations accentuating the role of the media in fighting extremism, terror and fanaticism and protecting the achievements of the Yemeni revolutions.

Participants recommended that the media should play an important role in raising awareness among people about patriotism and democratic values and turn their attention away from partisanship and racism.