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Sudan to host workshop on Arab media's role in fighting terrorism

A workshop on the role of the Arab media in combating terrorism is to be held in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on Thursday.

In a press conference held yesterday, Sudanese Minister of Information Ahmed Bilal said the workshop will be jointly organised by the Arab League and the Sudanese Ministry of Information. Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit and a number of Arab information ministers will be in attendance.

The workshop aims to establish an Arab-Islamic strategy to combat the phenomenon of terrorism, after analysing it in terms of its definition and causes, adding that Islam has been associated in the minds of the West as a religion of terrorism and extremism, although it is a religion of peace and respect for human life.

The Sudanese minister expressed the view that there are several factors that contributed to extremism, including sectarian conflicts; therefore the workshop seeks to agree on a common vision to fight this phenomenon.

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