By “misinformation and Islamophobia,” the OIC refers to truthful and correct reporting on Islam and jihad. It’s beneath the pretext of “combating disinformation” that freedom of expression will probably be destroyed.

“ICO adopts Istanbul Declaration to fight Islamophobia worldwide”, Day by day Sabah, October 22, 2022:

The Group of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has adopted a declaration to combat disinformation and Islamophobia, Türkiye Communications Director Fahrettin Altun mentioned on Saturday, following the conclusion of the group’s two-day convention in Istanbul.

“Indisputably, misinformation and Islamophobia are among the many methods utilized by the established colonial order within the context of media and knowledge within the worldwide area.

“Subsequently, we have to wage an efficient and multidimensional battle in solidarity towards this colonial order. Because of this, now we have accepted the Istanbul Declaration at our convention right now,” Altun mentioned at a press convention after the twelfth OIC Info Ministers’ Convention.

In the course of the two-day convention in Istanbul, ministers and high-level representatives from 57 international locations mentioned varied points, looking for to deepen cooperation within the fields of media, communications and knowledge within the Islamic world.

The convention, held beneath the theme “Combating Disinformation and Islamophobia within the Submit-Fact Period”, aimed to develop and strengthen the cooperation of Islamic international locations within the discipline of media and communications.

The Istanbul Declaration, Altun mentioned, was adopted at a essential time when international locations are combating Islamophobia.

“Within the assertion, we emphasize the significance of combating systematic disinformation within the digital age we dwell in.

“We have now identified the menace that disinformation actions and faux information pose to the safety of people and international locations, in addition to to the Muslim neighborhood and minorities around the globe.”…

The function performed by the worldwide media and international assume tanks in spreading Islamophobia is “plain”, argued Altun.

“Sadly, the worldwide media paints an especially detrimental portrait of Muslims,” he added….

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