Mulqi Meets Press Association Board, Receives Demands

تم نشره في Thu 15 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
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AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulqi said the government, under the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, will support the Jordan Press Association (JPA) in its efforts to develop the profession and improve conditions of the association's members.

At a meeting with President of the JPA Rakan Rakan Saaideh, Vice-President Yanal Barmawi and members of the association's council in the presence of State Minister for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani, Mulqi said the government respects and appreciates the important role of the Jordanian media and press in highlighting national accomplishments and enhancing the reforms march.

"The government believes in the importance of providing information to all journalists and citizens as it their right," he said, affirming that the government has nothing to hide, but requests that no information or figures be published before making sure they are right as this would give negative impression about any issue.

The prime minister said that the government is open to any proposals to help the association in developing the profession, maximizing accomplishments and reaching solutions to problems facing some daily newspapers.

President of the association Rakan Saaideh spoke about major problems and challenges facing journalists including regulating the profession, the financial difficulties facing newspapers as well as the professional allowance for employees at Jordan Radio and Television Corporation and Jordan News Agency, Petra.