AKIPRESS.COM - The Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) denounced the media campaign targeting Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup 2022 by disseminating rumors and fake news.
“This campaign carried out by some foreign media outlets is motivated by suspicious agenda due to its focus on spreading distorted information that turned out to be false after consulting reliable sources”, UNA said in a statement.
Qatar’s hosting of this global event, as the first country in the Islamic world and the Middle East, is an opportunity to promote coexistence between different cultures and to highlight the civilized legacy and huge capabilities of the countries of the region that allows them to organize such big events, UNA said, hailing Qatari achievements in this regard.
“The event also presents an opportunity to highlight the civilizational heritage of the region’s countries and their great potentials that allow them to host major global events, especially the capabilities Qatar has demonstrated in this regard”, UNA added.
The Union of OIC News Agencies urged the media to remain objective and professional in covering the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and to work in the spirit and passion of sports away from incitement, which would achieve the objectives of the event in promoting cooperation and fraternity between peoples.
Also, it called on the media to benefit from reliable media sources, which allows media professionals and representatives to benefit from a wide range of news sources provided by the host country.