|code: 310939||Date: 2012/04/25 - 10:41||source: TNA|
OIC TV channel to counter Islamophobia
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will soon launch a satellite television channel to be named as “OIC” to counter Islamophobia, the prejudice against and hatred or irrational fear of Islam or Muslims.
Though the term dates back to the late 1980s or early 1990s, it came into common usage mainly in the West after the 9/11terror strikes in the United States.
The 57-member group of Islamic nations is also planning to establish an “OIC Muslim Journalists Union”.
These issues with preparing special information programme on Africa “to project and promote its place and role in the Muslim world” and the progress made pertaining to the establishment of the OIC Broadcasting Regulatory Authorities Union came up for threadbare discussions at the senior officials’ meeting ahead of the ninth session of the Islamic conference of information ministers scheduled to begin in Libreville, the capital of west central African country of Gabon, on Thursday.