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Doha Media Freedom Centre to promote press in region

H E Sheikh Hamad Bin Thamir Al Thani, President of Qatar Television and Broadcasting Corporation and Chairman of Al Jazeera Network

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missnad, consort of the Emir of Qatar, attended a signing ceremony of a protocol of agreement between the Doha Media Freedom Centre and Reporters Without Borders.

 

H E Sheikh Hamad Bin Thamir Al Thani, President of Qatar Television and Broadcasting Corporation and Chairman of Al Jazeera Network, signed on behalf of the Doha Media Freedom Centre while Robert Minar signed on behalf of the Reporters Without Frontiers organization.

 

The Patronage of this event by Her Highness serves proof to the importance which the State of Qatar attaches to media freedom which it considers an essential strategic pillar in building of a democratic society in Qatar and in shaping international relationship based on constructive dialogue and mutual respect.

 

H E Sheikh Hamad Bin Thamer Al Thani gave a speech on the occasion during which he expressed his pleasure as well as pleasure by journalists and media people in Qatar for the issue of H H the Emir's decision on setting up the Doha Media Freedom Centre as an institution to serve public interests as part of the system of the institutions of the civil community in the country.

 

H E Sheikh Hamad Bin Thamer Al Thani underlined that the centre comes as an advanced step to play a deeper role to support and protect the freedom of opinion and to undertake a more effective role to lay down a basis for the culture of dialogue and the participate in the community in order to further safeguard basic freedoms at the top of which is the freedom of the press and the freedom of expression which are secured by the Qatari constitution. The centre would also work for extending bridges of cooperation and cooperation with other peoples and civilizations, he added.

 

H E Sheikh Hamad Bin Thamer Al Thani expressed pleasure and pride that the first partnership agreement signed at the Doha Media Centre was with the Reporters Without Borders which was working since its foundation for restoring rights of media and media people all over the world.

 

The Reporters Without Borders will serve as a partner of the Doha Media Freedom Centre in spreading the culture of freedom of the press and media and in defending people working in the sector who are subjected to harrassment, detention and ill-treatment because of their professional activity.

 

H E Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani said the State of Qatar's policy towards bolstering the press and media freedom springs from the belief of the wise leadership of H H the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in the need of consolidating the democracy drive and of establishing the state of the rule of law and institutions and adopting the transparency and accountability approach.

 

For his part Robert Minar, the secretary general of Reporters Without Borders delivered a speech at the signing ceremony in which he expressed his thanks and gratitude for H H Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missnad for her support of the efforts that have helped the creation of the Doha Media Freedom Centre, noting that without such efforts the centre would not come into light especially as it was set up in a record time of not more than two months.

 

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1 The Fourth Doha Islamic Finance Conference Bait Al Mashura & Qatar Financial Center 2018 / 01 / 09 2018 / 01 / 09
2 The 2th Q-PEM Hamad Medical Corporation 2018 / 01 / 12 2018 / 01 / 14
3 Expo Turkey by Qatar MC Fair Organization 2018 / 01 / 17 2018 / 01 / 19
4 International Customs Day General Authority of Customs 2018 / 01 / 25 2018 / 01 / 25
5 Heidelberg Conference in Doha Hamad Medical Corporation 2018 / 01 / 26 2018 / 01 / 27