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Sovereign Council Member Maulana Qazi Stresses the Importance of Media’s Pivotal Role in Combating Hate Speech in Sudan

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Member of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Maulana Hassan Muhammad Sheikh Idris Qazi, stressed the importance of the pivotal role of the media, by adopting broad campaigns to combat hate speech in the country, and support the peace process and peaceful coexistence.

Maulana Qazi said, during an address this evening at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Khartoum, “The conclusion of the state media qualification program to lead against hate speech and support peace.” Some columnists take the issues seriously and objectively, away from provoking hate speech.

His Excellency called for the importance of supporting journalists and facilitating their tasks in a way that enables them to perform their duties in the required manner.

For his part, Ambassador Al-Rasheed Saeed Yaqoub, First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information and Culture, touched on the required role of the media during the next stage, expressing his deep regret for the events that took place in the Red Sea State.

He pointed to the growing phenomenon of hate speech in the country, and called on the media to play a positive role in addressing hate speech, pointing to the reasons for blocking some press and electronic websites that broadcast hate speech,

Stressing that the ministry will take legal measures against websites that promote hatred, he said, “We have done our duty to protect peace and peaceful coexistence.”

In addition, UNESCO representative, Ayman Badri, said that hate speech is one of the threats to the transitional period in Sudan, calling for the establishment of media platforms to inform societies of the danger of hate speech.

A member of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Maulana Hassan Muhammad Sheikh Idris Qazi, had handed over certificates of appreciation to students from the media and journalists in the states and Khartoum

It is noteworthy that the state media qualification program to lead against hate speech and support peace was organized in cooperation with the Taiba Media Center, UNESCO, the United Nations, the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.

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