Media future represents main challenge to professionals, politicians: PM
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said, on Saturday, that no government in the world could work in isolation from the media, and that with media evolution, spreading rumours becomes as easy as publishing facts.
The Prime Minister’s remarks came during the virtual The Future of Media conference, organised by Egypt’s Ministry of State for Information, which also included significant Egyptian and international participation.
Madbouly said that citizens have a responsibility to filter the information they receive through media outlets, as they should separate facts from fake news. He added that media professionals have a bigger responsibility in fact-checking information.
The Prime Minister noted that the sector’s future represents one of the main challenges facing politicians and professionals working in the field, particularly with the emergence of new means of communication.