President stresses role of media in modern world

In today’s sophisticated world there is an unwritten and covert war in which the media plays a leading role, said president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Monday as he visited different sections of the Islamic Republic Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).

The president arrived at IRIB premises this morning accompanied by the head of the Presidential Office and spokesman of the government, Gholam-Hossein Elham, and the president’s advisor for media affairs, Mehdi Kalhor.

Addressing IRIB officials and staff, the president urged Iranian media “to prepare for this covert war so that the whole world will hear and come to know the message of the Iranian nation.”
President Ahmadinejad praised the performance of the IRIB, saying swift progress will be achieved in getting the world to hear the message of the Iranian nation because of the diligence and faithfulness of its staff as well as access to advanced information technology and equipment.

Before delivering his speech, the president was briefed on latest developments and problems of the state broadcasting organization by IRIB head Ezzatollah Zarghami, who appreciated the government’s support for IRIB.

He said that the body was witnessing a technical breakthrough that would enable it to reach technical self-sufficiency in the field of broadcasting.

President Ahmadinejad will spend a number of hours inspecting various parts of IRIB during this visit.

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