GCC launches media campaign against terrorism
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states plan to launch a media campaign to help fight the spread of terrorism, announced the Joint Programs Production Establishment.
The decision comes after Arab leaders approved in December a pact to “support every international measure to fight terrorism and cut sources of its finances" at the 24th annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit in Kuwait City.
Calling for tolerance and the rejection of extremism, the campaign will include the production of three documentaries, 30 television and radio messages and a 15-episode drama series.
According to Hashem Al-Shaikh, the media drive will highlight calls by GCC leaders to confront terrorism and renounce violence.
Established in 1981, the GCC is a loose political and economic alliance between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With a combined population of 30 million, the GCC member states sit atop half of the world's crude oil reserves and account for over 20 percent of international crude exports. — (menareport.com)
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