Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) Jawad Abu Hatab held several meetings with media workers as part of SIG’s plans to prioritize media work given its important role in conveying the real picture of the reality on the ground in the liberated areas to the various Arab and foreign media outlets.
Abu Hatab met with a group of Syrian media workers of various media outlets in SIG’s representative office in the in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Wednesday.
Abu Hatab stressed the need to give priority to media work to keep abreast of the fast-track events as well as to beat off the current challenges. He also emphasized the need to develop media work and improve professional and technical performance of the opposition’s media outlets.
Abu Hatab gave an overview of the difficulties SIG is facing while covering the daily events related to Syria as a whole and SIG’s activities in the liberated areas.
At the end of the meetings, media workers put forward suggestions on how to develop media work in the future so as to serve SIG’s ministries and institutions. SIG will in turn relay these experiences to its institutions that will serve the civilian population in general and help improve the performance of media institutions.
According to Reporters Without Borders, Syria is the most dangerous country in the world for media workers as hundreds of journalists and media activists have been killed by regime forces and the ISIS extremist group since the outbreak of the revolution in March 2011. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)