‘Qatari media has held its own in the face of siege onslaught'
July 08 2018 09:59 PM
HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali with other dignitaries at t
HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali with other dignitaries at the inauguration ceremony of Qatar Today TV Channel.

QNA/Doha

HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali has underlined the success of the Qatari media in defending its just case in the face of the lies of the siege countries' media outlets.

Speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of "Qatar Today" TV Channel broadcast via the Qatari Satellite "Es'hailSat", which was held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture and Sports on Sunday, the minister said that the Qatari media was able to undermine all accusations of the siege countries because it was standing on strong, credible, just and true bases that enabled it to face all the hate media campaigns.
The Minister of Culture and Sports expressed pleasure at launching the "Qatar Today" TV Channel, via the Qatari Satellite "Es'hailSat", noting that the ministry works to create the appropriate environment for private media in light of the freedom of information provided by Qatar, as well as the availability of information and media infrastructure, stressing the support of Qatar for every free media that serves human awareness and conscience.
In response to a question from Qatar News Agency (QNA) about the facilities granted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports to investors wishing to enter the field of media, the minister said that the ministry provides all necessary facilities for investment in the field of media where the licensing of broadcasting is granted by ordinary procedures, provided that they comply with the laws and regulations within the state, and send a truthful message serving the human awareness and conscience.
Meanwhile, Director of Broadcasting Licensing Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports Sheikha Najla Faisal al-Thani, said in her speech during the ceremony that she was delighted to inaugurate "Qatar Today" , noting that it has not been far from the Qatari media since its inception nearly five years ago, where it was aligned with the goals and programs, to be respected by the recipient in Qatar and abroad.
She noted that the launch of a new satellite channel reflects the State's vision to the promotion of diverse investments, especially in the field of media, thus contributing to the diversity of media content presented to the public.
She praised the role of the Qatari media - government and private. She said that all of them, including satellite channels, radio, newspapers, websites and even the social media, are able to defend their case through spreading facts and uncovering the lies and fabrications, thus gaining the confidence and respect of the people in Qatar and abroad, reflecting the professionalism and freedom enjoyed by the Qatari media.
She called on the media to continue their efforts and carry out their duty towards the society, noting that the Ministry of Culture and Sports provides facilities for those wishing to invest in the media sector.
Meanwhile, CEO of "Qatar Today" Jassim bin Jabr bin Towar al-Kuwari said that the channel aims to pursue excellence and creativity and to invest modern technologies to serve the interests of the public.
During the past period, the channel has been providing diverse content in various fields, especially in the economy, culture, heritage, community issues, health, as well as drama production, al-Kuwari added, noting that the coming period will witness more effective content in various areas.
The licence agreement was signed by the head of the Ministry of Culture and Sports follow-up unit in the Broadcasting Licensing Department Issa al-Kuwari, and Qatar Today Channel's CEO Jassim bin Jabr bin Towar al-Kuwari.



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