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Egypt's Sisi asserts role of media in spreading awareness among Egyptians, combating extremism

Media outlets play an important role in deepening societal constants and combating terrorism, Sisi said during a meeting with Information Minister Osama Heikal

MENA , Sunday 5 Jan 2020
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Sunday reiterated the important role played by media in spreading awareness among Egyptians in light of the country’s fierce war against terrorism.
 
Media outlets play an important role in deepening societal constants and combating terrorism, El-Sisi said during a meeting with Minister of State for Information Osama Heikal.
 
The president directed the information minister to draft a relevant media policy and achieve harmony among media and press institutions in the coming period, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.
 
He also stressed the importance of honing the skills of media personnel so they are capable of refuting widely-spread rumours and covering regional developments in a professional way.
 
Heikal reviewed a media strategy, which he said focuses on conveying the real image of Egypt at the regional and international levels.
 
He also stressed his ministry's keenness on making the utmost use of media cadres in Egypt.
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