Salalah, A training course entitled “Media
Professional Coverage of Natural Crises: Omani Experience as a
Modal” was held at the Rotana Hotel in Salalah today. The course is
organised within the framework of the Arab Media Forum organised by
the Omani Journalists Association (OJA), in cooperation with the Arab
Journalists Union (AJU).
The programme of the course, which involves journalists from
inside and outside the Sultanate, includes a range of themes, namely
“Media Professional Coverage of Natural Crises: Omani Experience as
a Modal,” “Coordination and Integration among Media and Government
Institutions in the Protection of the Society” and “Media Responsibility
in Dealing with Victims”.
The course’s programme also includes addressing journalism
ethics, means of countering rumors and fabricated news, and the
responsibility of media to promote civil peace, and the psychological
integrity for journalists during and after crises.
The training course aims at highlighting the experience of the
Sultanate in dealing with crises (tropical cyclone Mekunu), as well as
highlighting the effective and influential role of the media, enhancing
skills and abilities of Arab journalists in dealing with crises and sharing
experiences among Arab journalists.
Source: Oman News Agency