Arab Today, arab today indonesianvp powerful media key to muslim uplift
Last Updated : GMT 14:17:54
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

IndonesianVP: Powerful media key to Muslim uplift

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today IndonesianVP: Powerful media key to Muslim uplift

Jakarta - Arabstoday

Indonesian Vice President Boediono opened a three-day international Islamic media conference here Monday and emphasized the importance of a strong and free media to boost social, educational, economic and political development of Muslim countries.“We are going to have an open government system,” he said while highlighting the increasing influence of social media networks. “Indonesia has the second largest number of Facebook and Twitter users,” he claimed and cautioned the public against social media’s negative influence. More than 500 delegates from different parts of the Islamic world are attending the conference, titled “New Media and Information Technology: Challenges and Opportunities.” It is jointly organized by the Muslim World League and the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs.Boediono emphasized the need for a free media and freedom of expression to promote social and economic development in Muslim countries. “Information has now become a public domain. We have to understand and adjust with this reality,” he told Muslim governments. The vice president noted the growing role of the social media in combating corruption, making political changes and defending democratic principles. He commended MWL and the Indonesian ministry for organizing the event and wished the conferees every success. “Our organization has understood the importance of media and has set up a higher committee for the purpose,” said MWL Secretary-General Abdullah Al-Turki, expressing his hope that the conference would bring about greater cooperation and coordination among the Muslim media organizations to spread the message of Islam with greater vigor and efficiency.He called upon the Muslim media to cope with new technological development and making effective efforts to confront Islamophobia. He also referred to the MWL’s efforts to promote interfaith dialogue. “We have organized a number of conferences in different parts of the world for this purpose,” he pointed out. Al-Turki reminded the Muslim media of their fundamental role of spreading Islamic values, strengthening Muslim unity and solidarity and defending Muslim causes. “We should strengthen our position in the world of media by adopting modern technology and methods,” he added.Earlier, welcoming the guests, Indonesian Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali spoke out the great challenges facing the Muslim world. He stressed the Indonesian government’s efforts to promote justice, equality and other Islamic values. The conference is attended by Deputy Culture and Information Minister Abdullah Al-Jasser and a number of Saudi officials, academics and media persons. The conference will focus on five core topics: Contemporary Media: Components and Impact; Collaboration and Networking of Media in the Muslim World; Islamic Media Discourse; Media and Dialogue; and Proposals to Boost Muslim Media.Delegates told Arab News that the conference was a good opportunity for them to discuss the problems facing the Muslim and find viable solutions. Ejaz Ahmed Aslam, editor of Radiance views weekly in New Delhi, said there is no excuse for Muslims for not having a strong media.“We have material and human resources as well as freedom of expression,” Aslam said and called upon Muslims to set up powerful media organizations by providing necessary training to young men and women and making use of modern information technology. He stressed the need for establishing satellite television channels that have greater impact in creating public opinion

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today indonesianvp powerful media key to muslim uplift Arab Today, arab today indonesianvp powerful media key to muslim uplift

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Saudis await visitors but will they come?

GMT 11:54 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Saudis await visitors but will they come?
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Blind sheikh buried in Egypt

GMT 06:32 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Blind sheikh buried in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 06:48 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Dominican journalists shot dead during live broadcast

GMT 05:13 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

Sharjah TV begins 3rd season of Sharjah Junior Munshid

GMT 03:43 2017 Saturday ,11 February

National Media Council's New Logo Launched

GMT 15:06 2017 Friday ,10 February

383 violations against media freedoms during 2016

GMT 15:33 2017 Thursday ,09 February

Egypt backs Trump’s media criticism

GMT 01:44 2017 Wednesday ,08 February

Dubai Media City and Thomson Reuters host blood drive
View News in Arabic - Media: آخر الأخبار
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 06:41 2017 Monday ,20 February

Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 14:29 2017 Monday ,20 February

Prepares to present her new collection

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 07:51 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Mom's immune system accepts babies

GMT 17:46 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday