The meeting of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) was held in Rabat on Thursday to discuss ways of enhancing cooperation between Arab and African journalists in coordination with the International Network of Arab and African Journalists, in celebration of the 37th anniversary of ISESCO, the press.

A number of journalists from Arab and African countries, officials of regional organizations and media organizations, a number of experts and professors in the media law, the formation of journalists and researchers in the field of information and communication will participate in the meeting.

The opening session was attended by Ahmed Said Abah, Director of Cooperation and External Relations at ISESCO, Mohamed Salem Ould Bock, Director General of the Islamic Broadcasting Union, and Sheikh Tijani Jawara, President of the International Network of Arab and African Journalists.

The participants began to study a number of issues and topics within the three main axes of the meeting, namely, the ethical dimensions of information technology between freedom of expression and respect for human rights, the challenges of developing training programs and continuous training for media professionals, ways of dealing with stereotypes about Arabs and Africans in the international media and addressing the phenomenon of Islamophobia and speech Hate in the media.

It is worth mentioning that the opening session witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Network of Arab and African Journalists, which includes a number of areas of joint cooperation for media professionals in the Arab and African countries that are members of ISESCO.