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Cairo calls for developing media code of conduct to combat hatred discourse

CAIRO – 27 July 2018: Cairo has taken part in a working group on the communication and media strategy of the international alliance against Daesh, held in Washington.
Leading Egypt’s delegation, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said he was keen during the speech he delivered at the event to assert the importance of such a critical stage for the US-led coalition after decisive blows were struck to Daesh terrorist organization on the ground.
The coalition members have to be aware of the gravity of this stage, which requires waging a fierce media and intellectual battle against the discourse of extremism, hatred and violence, he said.
Abu Zeid noted that there is no way to eliminate Daesh and other similar organizations without confronting this bizarre discourse, whatever its source, in all its forms, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
In this regard, the spokesman urged the working group to develop a code of conduct or guiding standards with the aim of combating hatred discourse that spreads on some TV channels and social media websites.
He also highlighted the importance of Al Azhar and Dar Al-Iftaa in fighting extremist ideology and confronting the discourse of hatred.



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