Sep 3, 2018, 3:15 PM
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Iranian minister calls for balance of media power

Tehran, Sept 3, IRNA – Coordination on selecting subjects and creating contents in forming media alliances is the key to balance of power against Western media hegemony, Iran's minister of culture said on Monday.

'The narratives of Western media of the Middle East developments are different from the reality on the grounds,' Abbas Salehi said on the sidelines of the 43rd Executive Board Meeting of Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) in Tehran.

Western media hegemony is projecting an image of Iran under nuclear deal-related sanctions that is fabricated, he said.

'We should coordinate the subjects and contents in order to create an opportunity for balance of power, the Iranian minister said.

The 43rd Executive Board Meeting of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA) officially kicked off in the Iranian capital on Monday.

OANA was founded in 1961 with the goal of facilitating information dissemination in the region, supported by the United Nations cultural entity, the UNESCO.

The organization covering two thirds of the world population has now 44 members from 35 countries of Asia and Oceania.

Iran, as a long-standing member, was the rotating president in 1997-2000.

The period was followed by a term of vice-presidency until 2016. The country is now a member of OANA executive board.

At the meeting, South Korea is expected to assume the rotating presidency for the coming three years.


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