Iran hosts summit of Islamic Radio, Television Union

The 8th summit of the General Assembly of Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) has been kicked off in the capital, Tehran.

ID: 40730 | Date: 2015/08/17
The event kicked off during a ceremony attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Mohammad Sarafraz and top officials from Iran and other Muslim countries, Press TV reported.
This years event hosts political figures, channel directors and media experts from 220 radio and television stations of 35 countries, including Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, Egypt, Kuwait and Azerbaijan.

Titled Prophet of Mercy, Mission of Resistance Media, the gathering aims to unite Muslim media to dispel the baseless myths about the connection between Islam and violence. A number of exhibitions and cultural events will be alsoheld on the sidelines of the summit, including the fifth exhibition of media technology, which showcases the latest media equipment and technologies developed to be used in war-torn and crisis-hit areas.
Participants can also visit the sixth Islamic film market, which presents 800 cinema and television productions from different countries. The summit will be also accompanied withthe 6th Unity Festival and will unveil Halal Media, a new brand for cinema and television production. The 8th summit of the General Assembly of Islamic Radio and Television Union will run until August 18.

It is noteworthy that the Islamic Revolution under the wise leadership of Imam promoted media freedom, civil liberties and freedom of speech.
Iranian media has made significant progress following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The founder of the Islamic Republic also wanted journalists, professors and seminary lecturers to decorate themselves with ethics, virtues and piety alongside the knowledge as well.
The world Muslim leader wanted the academics and media men to equip themselves with variety of disciplines of knowledge including several inter disciplinary fields. Iranian media continue to highlight the sufferings being faced by the Muslim and oppressed nations.