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Al Jazeera and ABU explore cooperation opportunities

The Acting Director – General of Al Jazeera Media Network Dr. Mostefa Souag visited the ABU headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, accompanied by Mr. Ihtisham Henatull, Manager of  International Relations  and Al Jazeera’s Malaysia correspondent Mr. Samer Allawi.

Dr. Souag provided an overview of the leading world broadcaster’s priorities  such as media freedom and  freedom of speech, human rights, climate change action and adaptation and peace building and safety of journalists.

Dr. Mottaghi briefed the guests on the ABU activities in news, sport, programming, technology and the ABU outreach campaigns for climate action, diversity and inclusion in the media, news and programming  among other areas. Dr. Souag said: “ It is wonderful that ABU offers such a wide scope  of activities to help people improve their lives.”

The ABU and Al Jazeera are committed to bring their partnership to a new level in order to serve the people. The main areas of mutual interest with potential for partnering, identified by are capacity – building for climate change coverage, disaster preparedness, human rights, peace journalism , safety of journalism and co-production’s on the related topics.

Dr. Souag is currently Acting Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network. Prior to this, he held various positions within the network as Managing Director of Al Jazeera News Channel (Arabic), Director of News of AJA, Advisor to His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board for Al Jazeera Media Network. He also served as Director of Al Jazeera Center for Studies and was also based in London as a bureau chief.