Sheikh Mohammed: Allow Press and Media Personnel Freedom and Space

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received Thomson Reuters Chief Executive Officer Tom Glocer at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on 15th of March.

The meeting took place in the presence of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and a number of senior executives from the Reuters News Agency.

During discussions Sheikh Mohammed and his guest reviewed economic and political issues, as well as the media’s role in publicising events in the region and beyond in an efficient and factual manner without bias.

Sheikh Mohammed stressed the importance of allowing the press and media personnel the freedom and space to perform their duties. Speaking about the situation in the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed said that all media professionals, both local and foreign, enjoy the freedom of movement, action and expression. He added that the leadership fully supports the media’s role in conveying a clear and transparent picture of events in the fields of economics, culture, politics and society.

Mr Glocer thanked Sheikh Mohammed for fostering a free and transparent media environment in the UAE, saying that it has strengthened trust between the government, private institutions and the media.

Also present at the meeting were Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Director of Dubai Ruler’s Court Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shebani, Director of Dubai Ruler’s Office Lt. General Musabbah Rashid Al Fattan, Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office Ahmed Abdullah Al Sheikh and other senior officials.

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