Islamic Military Alliance urges stronger media role in combating extremism

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the meeting of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition in Riyadh on Sunday. (Reuters)

The Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism meeting in Riyadh on Sunday shed light on the importance of media in fighting terrorism and extremist thoughts.

The meeting brought together the defense ministers of around 41 Arab and Islamic countries.

The alliance introduced an extended and in-depth vision on ways and mechanisms to combat terrorism which surpass the military coordination between these countries.

The vision puts intellectual and media fields at the center of the alliance’s joint missions.

According to the alliance, international efforts to fight terrorism include combating terrorist organizations’ media discourse and their attempts to lure the minds of youth.

Other international efforts include developing content which fights extremist thought through media platforms such as social media, television and radio channels.

Tools that measure the impact of this strategy on mentalities and behaviors will be activated, the alliance added.

The alliance states are trying to redraw and reformulate false impressions produced by extremist ideology and terrorist organizations about Arabic and Islamic countries to the world.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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