In an emblematic display of international commitment and alliance, the Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) orchestrated a conference of solidarity in staunch support of journalists operating in occupied Palestine amid ongoing Israeli aggression.
Entitled “Messengers of Truth,” the event transpired on the evening of Wednesday, December 6, at the Coral Beach Hotel in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. It was attended by ministerial and parliamentary dignitaries and eminent figures from various political parties. In addition, representatives from both national and International television networks and news agencies joined forces to amplify the message of solidarity, reflecting the collective strength of the journalistic community, and echoing commitment to press freedom.
The conference included impactful visual media and expressions of solidarity for the Palestinian people enduring two months of brutal Israeli aggression. Tragically, over sixteen thousand civilians, predominantly children, have lost their lives.
Amidst this sea of unity, the Al-Manar English website conducted interviews with some of the attendees who showed profound respect for those who have paid the ultimate price for their dedication to truth.
Al-Manar TV Persists Despite Sanctions
Al-Manar Channel’s Director General: Western media perished in Operation Al-Aqsa Flood Hajj Ibrahim Farhat, Director General of Al-Manar Channel, had a remarkable speech at the conference, assuring that “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and its civilizational and cultural claims collapsed.”
A Lebanese Journalist’s Resounding Message
Mariam Saleh, a seasoned senior correspondent for Press TV, voiced her support for journalists working amid tough circumstances in Gaza, not to mention that she also patrols the Lebanese-Palestinian border, covering current confrontations with a heroic attitude.
Ali Yahya: Journalists are Protected by International Law
International relations consultant Ali Yahya elucidated the intricate nuances of international legal frameworks that bolster the cause of press freedom, shedding light on the pivotal role these mechanisms play in safeguarding the rights of journalists operating in challenging environments:
Yemen’s Minister of Information Participated
Dhaif Allah Al-Shami, Yemen’s Minister of Information, emphasized “the importance of media unity on the cause of Palestine, as well as military and popular unity,” emphasizing “the importance of the sincere word, the firm position, and clarifying the full vision of what is happening and the crimes in occupied Palestine.”
Al-Shami emphasized in a video message to the audience that “the targeting of media professionals and journalists, whose number exceeded 70 martyrs of reporters, journalists, and photographers, provides ample evidence that the Israeli enemy is directly targeting these press crews.”
Bin Jeddou Hails Al-Manar TV’s Persistance
During his speech, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Al Mayadeen Media Network announced the formation of the “Global Media Network for the Defense of Humanity,” revealing that “the first nucleus of the alliance will meet next month in one of the Latin countries.”
Ben Jeddou remarked eloquently about the sacrifices made by young journalists, such as Al-Mayadeen correspondent Farah Omar and cameraman Rabih Maamari, who were martyred as a result of Israeli bombardment. He also shed light on the immense efforts made by young journalists in Gaza, as well as the great sacrifices made by Al-Manar TV on this sacred road:
The “Messengers of Truth” conference resonated with a powerful commitment to press freedom amid the harsh realities faced by journalists and civilians in occupied Palestine. The diverse voices and expressions of solidarity underscore a collective determination for a world where truth prevails despite Israeli tyranny.
Source: Al-Manar English Website