Minister of Communication Mohamed Bouslimani called today on the national press to value the gains made in the field of media in Algeria and to confront foreign media conspiracies being hatched against Algeria.
During a visit to the Radio and Television Building, on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, which falls on May 3 of each year, Minister of Communication Mohamed Bouslimani stressed the need to mobilize more than ever to face the current challenges, calling for an appreciation of the gains made in the field of media in Algeria and confronting foreign media conspiracies being hatched against the country.
In this regard, Bouslimani urged the national press to “accompany the state’s efforts in all fields and market Algeria’s image abroad,” adding: “We are waiting for a lot from the national press, especially at the present time when Algeria is subjected to many cyber attacks by countries that harness exorbitant money to attack it.”
The minister called on the national press to “double efforts to highlight the great achievements made by the state in several areas locally and internationally,” stressing that “some parties are bothered by highlighting the achievements and seek to minimize what has been achieved while focusing on the negatives only.”
Among the achievements that the Minister of Communication considered that they didn’t get the right media coverage, were “the historic decisions taken by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to improve the purchasing power of the citizen”, as well as “his rational policy that contributed to Algeria’s success in managing the Coronavirus crisis.”
The Minister of Communication also called on the media to “accompany the state’s efforts in the economic field, considering that 2022 is an economic year par excellence” and urged them to “highlight the Algerian state’s positions at the regional and international levels.”
On the same occasion, the minister congratulated the media family and had mercy on the souls of the martyrs of the profession, stressing the need to “enhance the professionalism of media people”, given – as he said – that the goal is for the Algerian journalist to be “professional, credible, respectful of the ethics of the profession and enjoys the spirit of responsibility that is among the priorities we focus on.
On a question regarding institutional communication, the minister responded by saying that “there will be something new soon,” noting that his services “have started working on this file, because it is important that we have a neighborhood institutional contact that contributes to getting closer to the citizen.”
The Minister of Communication also visited the various departments of the Public Institution for Television and Algerian Radio, where he watched the work of journalists and technicians and received explanations about the daily work of these two media institutions.