Training Seminar on Monitoring Media Role during Election

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