Mohammad: Balanced and strong media required

‘Since its founding, UAE has seen media as strategic partner, Vice-President says

Dubai: A balanced and strong media message is required to thwart and overcome any challenges facing the Arab world, so that the region can regain its deserved historic stature, said His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Shaikh Mohammad made the statement during a tour of the media walkway that hosts the biggest events of the Arab Media Forum.

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, and Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, were present.

Shaikh Mohammad said that since its founding, the UAE has seen the media as a strategic partner, adding that the nation provided the media with a suitable supportive environment and empowered it so that it can fully carry out its mission.

The Vice-President said that the media shoulders huge responsibility during a time in which the region is witnessing special circumstances, which requires the media to be accurate when it comes to reporting news, information and facts. He said that ensuring the credibility of sources takes priority over competing to break news, especially in light of the growing phenomenon of false news and rumours.

Shaikh Mohammad then acquainted himself with events taking place at the walkway.


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