Kuwaiti media officials called Monday for the development of Arab media in TV and radio in order to boost credibility and transparency in reporting. They spoke to KUNA after the opening of union of Arab radio stations here. Kuwait information ministry assistant undersecretary for commercial sector, and the first vice-president of the executive council of the union, Mohammad Al-Awwash said the executive council affirmed importance of developing journalism via the increase of training programs. He said the development of Arab media was a necessary in order to face growing challenges. Al-Awwash highlighted importance of transparency while reporting so the Arab listener of viewer would not seek other channels. He said the union was of the Arab countries\' most leading organizations, adding the union has succeeded in attracting ARab and Western expertise \"to enriching the common Arab media.\" Al-Awwash said the union has opened membership for private media organizations, as well as expanding participation of African, European and Asian radio unions. Kuwait information ministry assistant undersecretary for news and political programs Faisal Al-Mutalaqqem said Kuwait TV and Radio were keen on boosting media relations with the Arab countries. He also asserted importance of transparency and credibility while writing and reporting news, in order to enable Arab media compete with other media. Assistant undersecretary for Radio Yusuf Mustafa said the agenda of the union\'s executive council included the development of the union\'s programs and the Arab media message. Mustafa called for the improving of the professionalism of the Arab journalists.