【New York】Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia have announced setting up a joint English language channel to confront the challenges posed by Islamophobia.
The decision was announced following a tri-lateral meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad on the sidelines of the 74th UNGA session being held in New York.
"President Erdogan, PM Mahatir and myself had a meeting today in which we decided our 3 countries would jointly start an English language channel dedicated to confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia and setting the record straight on our great religion - Islam," PM Imran tweeted.
He said that the channel's efforts would be geared towards removing "misperceptions which bring people together against Muslims". The issue of blasphemy, he added, would be properly contextualised whereas series and films would be produced on Muslim history to educate and inform "our own people and the world". "Muslims would be given a dedicated media presence," he wrote.
Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia announce English TV channel to 'counter Islamophobia'
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