National Media Council calls Arab, foreign journalists to be objective in dealing with crisis in Syria
DAMASCUS- The National Media Council stressed that during the studying of the Arab and international media reports on the crisis in Syria, the council noticed the escalation of the hostile media rhetoric towards Syria as part of the escalated terrorist campaign against it.
In a statement on Thursday, the Council pointed out that it had studied a number of Arab and International reports by Arab and foreign journalists and found that these reports don't take into account the most basic professional rules which deny incitement of the hatred and killing and they violate the journalism criteria which prohibit sectarian instigation.
The council said that it has monitored unprofessional practices by a number of news agencies which are considered a flagrant violation of some international news agencies through broadcasting untrue and nonobjective news and field reports based on sectarian incitement and provoking violence and civil war.
" Condemning the deviation of some journalists from the sublime goals of their mission and their resorting to incitement and converting the truth regarding the crisis in Syria, the Council called on all Arab and foreign journalists dealing with this crisis to be more precise and professional and to adopt the journalist rules in conveying the truth on the ground without fabrication or falsification," the Council aded.
The statement concluded by saying that the Council reserves its right to resort to the judiciary against those who seek to incite to sedition among the Syrian society.