News ID: 217198
Published: 0758 GMT June 24, 2018

Iranian, Algerian media need to cooperate to address assaults

Iranian, Algerian media need to cooperate to address assaults

Iran and Algeria have been under attacks by domineering countries and to counter such attacks the news agencies in the two nations need to strengthen ties, said the head of Algeria Press Service (APS).

“With regards to the numerous commonalities between Iran and Algeria, it is necessary to strengthen relations between the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) and APS,” Abdelhamid Kacha told IRNA during a recent exclusive interview in the Algerian capital, Algiers, adding that developing stronger media relations can lead to stronger political, economic, and cultural ties between the two countries.

“After signing the memorandum of understanding, the two parties should fortify their relations and discuss issues of common interest along with practicing mutual respect,” Kacha added.

Due to various reasons, including geopolitical ones, Iran and Algeria have been under attack of big international media, Kacha said.

Iran and Algeria are committed to their national sovereignty and try to maintain their independence when making decisions, he said.

That’s why they have been targeted by misleading attacks by certain media, the APS chief said, adding that both countries are always prejudged while domineering countries do not want Iran and Algeria to stand on their own feet.

Regardless of the fact that the two countries have been under constant attacks by some media, these assaults tend to get stronger with a variety of shapes and types to influence the public opinion and, Kacha said.

“Since the beginning of the last century when the Eastern Bloc disintegrated, the aggression has become stronger and diversified while modern media, such as social media, are being used as well,” he said.

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