Islamic counterterrorism alliance meeting focuses on role of media

RIYADH, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — Defense ministers of around 41 Arab and Islamic countries met in Saudi Arabia to discuss fighting terrorism and extremism, with a focus on the role of media, Al Arabiya local news reported Monday.

The counterterrorism alliance introduced an extended and in-depth vision on ways and mechanisms to combat terrorism which surpass the military coordination between these countries.

According to the alliance, international efforts to fight terrorism include combating terrorist organizations’ media discourse and their attempts to lure the minds of youth.

Other international efforts include developing content which fights extremist thought through media platforms such as social media, television and radio channels.

The alliance states are trying to redraw and reformulate false impressions produced by extremist ideology and terrorist organizations about Arabic and Islamic countries to the world, the report said.

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