CMC launches a training program for Anbar journalists under sponsorship of Parliamentary Cultural and Media Committee in cooperation with Nama’a Organization for enhancement and development

Under the auspices of the Parliamentary Cultural, Media, Tourism and Antiquities Committee, CMC with Nama’a Organization for enhancement and development’s collaboration started a development program for Anbar province journalists to enable and making them more capable to keep up with the details of modern media and CMC dealing technique with the means of media.

The first training workshop launched and was allocated to discuss the legal education and codes of professional conduct by which CMC can monitor media institutes’ violations in order to evaluate its performance for maintaining the community peace and provide coexistence for all parts of Iraqi community, and renounce extremism and  facing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      terrorism across media.

 Mrs.Same’a Gullab- Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Culture, Media, Tourism and Antiquities Committee confirmed in her speech at the opening of the first training workshop that such courses were to strengthen the Iraqi media system, especially after defeating the terrorist gangs. Today, we need intellectual combat through the means of media that must issue media messages based on reflecting the image of security, social, and economical stability in liberated provinces and the mechanisms of reconstruction and activating investment in its main axis and infrastructure.

The workshop was chaired by Mr. Salem Mashkour- CMC Commissioners Council member. He gave a lecture and provided detailed presentation about codes of professional conduct for Media (List of Regulations and Media Broadcasting Systems and Operational Guidelines) displayed by CMC in cooperation with media global organizations to organize the performance of the Iraqi media institutions pursuant to the  international laws, covenants and agreements that maintain human rights, and expression freedom, indicating that these codes have been put for technical organizing and not to restrict media freedom across rejecting violence ideas, hatred and confusion on recipients ,and the importance of dealing with the events in a neutral way to be at one distance from  all. He added that building a human rely mainly on real media, which plays a role in communities.

         The lecture included detailed explanation for each term of the code, and gave examples about violations and the necessity of abiding with the provisions mentioned in these terms in order to build professional media that respects profession’s necessities and maintains civil peace, and building proper moralities for community, and maintaing citizen rights.

         Dr. Ali Nasser Al-Khuwailidi – CMC Chief Executive Officer revealed CMC aims to launch projects and opening wide prospects cooperation in Anbar province by providing  comprehensive service at remote areas through holding  intensive courses and workshops and providing journalists center by international experts to enhance their expertise besides arranging media laboratories for Media Department in the  College of Art in Anbar University, hoping to attract new ideas in the fields of “Communications” and “Information Technology” in order to develop small projects to support students and graduates in province. Such matter will reduce the rate of unemployment person. He added that CMC was about to launch special projects to support women and children within Du3m 2025 strategic initiative and to empower them in the society, stressing on the importance of creating a competent generation in ICT fields.     

         Dr. Muthad Ajeel – CMC Media Advisor reviewed the importance of modern means of media that all communities   moved toward it, and became a necessity across handling events as to modern mechanisms represented modern media feature. He referred that modern means of communications became as recipients priority because it had certain features that would meet recipient’s desires, such as: speed, interactivity and expressing p oints of views easily and smoothly.

CMC- Media Monitoring Department presented a demonstration about audiovisual and written violations committed by media institutes in some terms of the codes of professional conduct. Such as: the breach of not taking in consideration news accuracy, hatred incitement, violence and security breach,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      through taking news in political and social newsletters and programs.

CMC- Voice of Consumer Department presented clarification of its work and its role in following up media violations by receiving citizens’ complaints via the free number 5555, in addition to its role in receiving subscriber’s complaints about the quality of mobile phone services across the free number (177).

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