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Wilaya of Boujdour hosts th First Media Conference in solidarity with the Sahrawi People

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Wilaya of Boujdour hosts th First Media Conference in solidarity with the Sahrawi People

Wilaya of Boujdour, May 1, 2024 (SPS) - The First Media Conference in Solidarity with the Sahrawi People is held on Thursday in the wilaya of Boujdour under the slogan "A Media Overview on the Western Sahara Issue and its Developments, Current Issues and Double Standards" on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Union of Workers of Saguia El Hamra and Rio de Oro (UGTSARIO) and World Press Freedom Day.

Many foreign delegations and a large audience of journalists, writers and researchers are participating in this conference.

In this context, discussion sessions will be organized on the first and second days, focusing mainly on the political and diplomatic status of the Sahrawi issue, field developments after November 13 and their humanitarian and human rights consequences, the issue of Western Sahara (treatments from the perspective of international humanitarian law, the legal battle and the file of natural resources as an example), the contribution of creativity in journalistic work and mechanisms for conveying the media message, the human rights situation in Western Sahara and the media blockade and its confrontation, hostile propaganda and the risks of cyber attacks and ways of protection, current issues and crises and double standards, the experience of media work in the Sahrawi Republic and ways of accompanying it and networking solidarity journalistic work, modern communication techniques and content industry.

Field visits are expected to be organized for the participating delegations to the headquarters of the Union of Sahrawi Journalists and Writers and the National Museum of Resistance, as well as other media institutions.

At the end of the event, the participants will head to the wilaya of  Awserd to attend the closing ceremonies of the Film Festival.