Iran, Cuba to expand media cooperation
Tue, 03 May 2011 05:11:18 GMT
The Islamic Republic of Iran and Cuba have stressed the need for media cooperation to receive first-hand information about developments in the Middle East and the Latin America.
In a meeting with the president of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT) Danilo Sirio Lopez in the capital Havana on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast touched on the growing importance of public diplomacy, and the integration of mass media into all aspects of international relations and foreign policy, IRNA reported.
Mehmanparast also voiced Iran's willingness to share technical and artistic experience with Cuba.
Sirio Lopez, for his part, welcomed media cooperation between Cuba and Iran and stressed the need for news exchange between the two countries.
He noted that Tehran and Havana can supply the global audience with accurate and up-to-the-minute information given the technical facilities of Caracas-based Pan-Latin American teleSUR television network, and the know-how of Iran's Spanish-language Hispan TV news network.
The Islamic Republic of Iran seeks to reach out to Latin America with Spanish-language Hispan TV to explain its "ideological legitimacy."
“As half of the world's population speaks Spanish, we will start a network within the next few months,” Ezatollah Zarghami, the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting announced in the capital Tehran in September 2010.
"This new Spanish network will have a major role in reflecting the ideological legitimacy of our system to the world," Zarghami noted.