President Rouhani Inaugurates 22nd Press Exhibition in Tehran
On Saturday, November 5, President Hassan Rohani inaugurated the 22nd Press Exhibition, country’s most prestigious press event, in Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla.
He was accompanied by Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Reza Salehi Amiri and Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Hossein Entezami, among others.
Speaking in the opening ceremony, President Rouhani said for the country to become immune to terrorism “coherence among groups of various faiths should be preserved and this is mainly done by the media outlets.”
He added, "What has created security in the country and society is awareness, vigilance, consciousness and national coherence.”
According to Deputy Culture Minister Entezami, some 16 publishing institutes, 22 news agencies, 85 newspapers, 87 weeklies, 45 bi-weeklies, 145 monthly magazines as well as over 200 periodicals and press organisations are in attendance.
Various programs, including meetings, seminars and professional workshops have been organized during the exhibit. They will be held at the main pavilion of the Foreign Media Department. Foreign professional journalists as well as ministers and officials will share their views and experiences with journalists and visitors during the weeklong programs.
Iran publishes a large variety of dailies, weeklies, and monthly papers and periodicals covering a diverse range of fields, including a great many in specialized areas. According to the latest figures published by the Culture Ministry, in excess of 5,000 cases of print media licenses have been authorized in the country so far.
The current position and role of Iran as a political and security powerhouse in regional developments and international affairs is becoming ever more important in recent years. The 22nd Press Exhibition is a good opportunity for fans and enthusiasts to meet those involved in the media sector, listen to the stories behind their works, and at the same time, let their own opinions be heard in a democratic exercise of dialogue and debate.
This year’s motto is “Transparency, Honesty.”