Month: September 2017

September 30, 2017 Off

Bahrain to host meeting to examine stereotypes of women in Arab media

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Jeddah (IINA) � Manama, capital of Bahrain, will host a regional workshop on ways to highlight the role of women in society and correct stereotypes of women in the media on October 4-5. The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is organizing the event in cooperation with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and Bahrain National Commission for Education, Science and Culture.

Ms. Maha Akeel, director of the OIC Information Department, said in a statement that the workshop is being organized in the wake of growing challenges posed by the spread of stereotypes of women in local and international media. It also arises from awareness of the discourse on the image of women caused by the breach of the professional and ethical code on how to deal positively with women, and utilizing of women in most cases as a marketing tool and as a means to attract consumers.

The workshop is expected to have the participation of representatives of governmental sectors, civil society organizations concerned with women’s affairs and representatives of different media outlets specialized in the follow-up of women issues from many Arab countries, namely Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon and Palestine.

Working sessions will discuss the OIC Women Media Observatory project, women empowerment in the media from the OIC viewpoint, and stereotypes on women in Arab media: features and threats. They will also present Arab experiences in the promotion of the role of women in society and their presence in the media, in addition to deliberations on the best practices to empower Arab women in media institutions.

The Workshop aims to analyze the features of stereotypes on women in Arab media and benefit from Arab success stories in the area of promoting the role of women in society and correcting stereotypes in the media by exchanging experiences and planning joint Arab action mechanisms. Participants will also examine ways to promote the contribution of Arab media professionals in activating the OIC Media Observatory on women in member states, and attaining the goals of ISESCO’s programs and activities for women in Islamic countries.

In this context, Akeel indicated that the OIC is keen on supporting international efforts aimed at advancing the causes of women. The General Secretariat has therefore started the project of the OIC Observatory on Women in member states in the absence of reports monitoring the progress made in the area of women’s work in member states in the media or as a subject of the news. The objective is to integrate more member states in the UN Global Media Monitoring Project and therefore reinforce the position of Islamic countries as supporters of women.

Earlier, the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers, held in Jeddah in December 2016adopted a resolution on women empowerment in and through the media. The resolution, inter alia, established the OIC Women Media Observatory.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

September 30, 2017 Off

Bahrain to host meeting to examine stereotypes of women in Arab media

By Web Desk

Jeddah (IINA) � Manama, capital of Bahrain, will host a regional workshop on ways to highlight the role of women in society and correct stereotypes of women in the media on October 4-5. The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is organizing the event in cooperation with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and Bahrain National Commission for Education, Science and Culture.

Ms. Maha Akeel, director of the OIC Information Department, said in a statement that the workshop is being organized in the wake of growing challenges posed by the spread of stereotypes of women in local and international media. It also arises from awareness of the discourse on the image of women caused by the breach of the professional and ethical code on how to deal positively with women, and utilizing of women in most cases as a marketing tool and as a means to attract consumers.

The workshop is expected to have the participation of representatives of governmental sectors, civil society organizations concerned with women’s affairs and representatives of different media outlets specialized in the follow-up of women issues from many Arab countries, namely Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon and Palestine.

Working sessions will discuss the OIC Women Media Observatory project, women empowerment in the media from the OIC viewpoint, and stereotypes on women in Arab media: features and threats. They will also present Arab experiences in the promotion of the role of women in society and their presence in the media, in addition to deliberations on the best practices to empower Arab women in media institutions.

The Workshop aims to analyze the features of stereotypes on women in Arab media and benefit from Arab success stories in the area of promoting the role of women in society and correcting stereotypes in the media by exchanging experiences and planning joint Arab action mechanisms. Participants will also examine ways to promote the contribution of Arab media professionals in activating the OIC Media Observatory on women in member states, and attaining the goals of ISESCO’s programs and activities for women in Islamic countries.

In this context, Akeel indicated that the OIC is keen on supporting international efforts aimed at advancing the causes of women. The General Secretariat has therefore started the project of the OIC Observatory on Women in member states in the absence of reports monitoring the progress made in the area of women’s work in member states in the media or as a subject of the news. The objective is to integrate more member states in the UN Global Media Monitoring Project and therefore reinforce the position of Islamic countries as supporters of women.

Earlier, the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers, held in Jeddah in December 2016adopted a resolution on women empowerment in and through the media. The resolution, inter alia, established the OIC Women Media Observatory.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

September 30, 2017 Off

Saudi Crown Prince issues directives to treat sports critic Dr. Madani Rahimi

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Jeddah (IINA) � Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has issued directives to transfer well-known sports critic Dr. Madani Rahimi to one of the specialist hospitals in Jeddah and provide him best treatment after he suffered a stroke Wednesday morning.

This comes within the Crown Prince’s continuous care and support for sports persons and seeing to their needs. A former Saudi football player, Madani Faraj Nasser Rahimi was born in 1946 in Yanbu governorate, western Saudi Arabia. He began his playing career in the Saudi league and represented Al-Ittihad Club during the 1960s.

His playing career saw a break when he had to give up playing football in order to pursue his postgraduate studies. He obtained a Ph.D. in education sociology. Rahimi returned to work as an administrator in Al-Ittihad during the period of 1982-1993. He retired from administrative work and began a career as a sports commentator in various Arabic sports channels. His knowledge about football, both as a player and as an administrator, stood him good stead in this new career and was accepted as one of the best analysts who could read and comment the game on its merits. His sound technical discussions and clinical breakdown of the game made him one of the sought after football commentators and analysts.

He began as a sports analyst with ART Arabic satellite channel, with which he was associated until 2013 as a commentator in the Saudi sports channel, Al-Dawri channel and the Qatari Al-Kas channel. While he donned the Al-Ittihad yellow and black colors as a player in the 1960s, he contributed to the Jeddah side’s dominance in the Saudi soccer scene in those years � considered to be its heydays. He was a member of the winning Ittihad side of the King’s Cup and Crown Prince’s Cup in 1963. He was on the victorious side even as an administrator for along with Al-Ittihad, they won the Al-Ittihad Cup in 1985, King’s Cup in 1987 and Crown Prince Cup in 1990.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

September 28, 2017 Off

Virginie Duperat-Vergne to join Gemalto as Company Chief Financial Officer Jacques Tierny to step down after 10 years

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Amsterdam, September 28, 2017 at 07:00pm – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 –  GTO), leader in digital security today announces that after 10 years of dedicated and exemplary service, Jacques Tierny, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company, has decided to leave on December 31, 2017 to pursue other activities. On October 16, 2017, Virginie Duperat-Vergne […]