SHARJAH, 20th September, 2018 (WAM) — Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council, has underscored the critical importance of concerted efforts and cooperation between the law enforcement authorities and the media to present a positive image of Sharjah in the interest of a healthy and peaceful society.
Presided over by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, a coordination meeting at the Sharjah Media Corporation was attended by Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police; Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City; Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director-General of Sharjah Media Corporation; Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau; Hassan Yaqoub Al Mansouri, Secretary-General of Sharjah Media Council, and Hessa Al Hammadi, Administrator of Sharjah Media Council.
Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Sultan stressed that the goal of the Sharjah Media Council is to unify the media discourse with all stakeholders in the emirate and activate its role in preserving the values of the society and its national identity. This will help in conveying a positive image of the emirate and boost the sense of security among residents. He lauded the efforts of the Sharjah Police to ensure the safety and comfort of residents.
The chairman of the Sharjah Media Council referred to various initiatives undertaken by the Sharjah Police to enhance security awareness and adherence to traffic norms and laws. He stressed the importance of cooperation between the community with the law enforcement agencies and the media for the safety and security and well-being of residents.
Sheikh Sultan praised the continuing efforts of the Sharjah Police and said it was keen to create a strategic partnership with various media organisations in the emirate to serve the community and reinforce the positive image of the organisation.
He underscored the importance of helping the media highlight the efforts of the Sharjah Police and its role in serving the community with transparency. He stressed the role of local, regional and international media in building bridges and delivering the core message of the law enforcement agencies.
Major General Al Shamsi pointed out that the Sharjah Police has been acting in accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to promote transparency in the media discourse, foster a partnership with media institutions and raise the safety levels in society. He praised the readiness of the Sharjah Police’s Security Media Department to instantly communicate with the media in times of accidents and crises.
The Sharjah Police chief called for cooperation between security and media bodies to unify the media discourse with the aim of disseminating a clear, transparent message. Such a message would help maintain the security and stability of society and spread awareness among individuals.
Major General Al Shamsi called on the media to cooperate with security units, particularly in times of accidents and crises, stressing the importance of such cooperation in achieving mutual benefit.