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OIC TV channel to counter Islamophobia

The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced its plan to establish a satellite channel and promote investment in the media to fight Islamophobia and enhance exchange of information among the member states, reports.

“We have a number of important proposals to strengthen Islamic media activities, including the launch of an OIC satellite channel,” OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told a conference of information ministers from the Islamic world.

The OIC chief also called on Muslim businessmen and women to finance the new channel as well as to invest in major media organizations that are already successfully making substantial profits in order to “exchange information and news of the Islamic world and project the true picture of Islam.”

The OIC says the forum will also enhance the exchange of information, ideas and expertise on issues of common interest in the areas related to the services of the audiovisual media sector.