Muscat, Oman Human Rights Commission, in
cooperation with the Arab Network for National Human Rights
Institutions (ANNHRIs), organised a training seminar at Kempinski
Hotel today on monitoring the role of media means during elections. As
more as 42 media men and women representing various media
organisations took part at the training seminar, which was opened
under the patronage of Nasser bin Sulaiman al-Sibani, Deputy
Chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and Television (PART).
The seminar comes in a bid to introduce international laws and
legislations related to human rights during election and how far the
national legislations are consistent with them.
The training seminar also highlighted the different stages for
observing the role of media in election, the functions of members of the
observing team, analysis methodology and the elements at which
those involved in media coverage of the election will focus on. It also
aimed at providing participants from the different Arab countries with
applied skills on how to ensure proper media coverage during the
election and how to analyse the media performance.
On the other hand, Fafa Zarouki, Chairperson of the Algerian
National Human Rights Council, CEO of ANNHRIs stressed the
importance of this seminar.
Sultan Hassan al-Jamali, ANNHRIs’ Executive Director pointed
out that the current version of the seminar, hosted by the Sultanate, is
the third for ANNHRIs after the first one in Jordan in 2016 and the
second one in Sudan in 2017. These seminars covered a range of
themes related to human rights during elections in the various Arab
countries and the role of governmental and non-governmental
organisations during election.
The seminar included several working paper on the various
issues related to monitoring election and human rights during election;
from media perspective in line with international laws and legislations.
Source: Oman News Agency