UAE to launch humanitarian and environment TV channel

March 11th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by admin  

Abu Dhabi, March 11 (IANS) A humanitarian and environment TV channel will be launched soon in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has announced. Sheikh Hamdan, also Chairman of the Red Crescent Authority, said the federal cabinet has given its consent for the launch of the TV channel, which he said would be the first of its kind in the world, WAM news agency reported Tuesday.

“The channel will be a real qualitative addition to the media content in the humanitarian field, as it will strive to promote and boost humanitarian and philanthropic works for the service of the needy.

“The media outlet will also act as an eye-opener to the threats to the environment,” he added.

“We are living in the age of multimedia, which should be mobilised to serve and advance vital humanitarian causes. Media is one of the key instruments through which we can shed light on the most pressing issues and rally resources to alleviate the suffering of the under privileged,” he said.

“The TV channel will provide a good opportunity for forging constructive partnerships with local and international humanitarian, economic and media organisations for the benefit of humanity.”

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