OIC to revive Islamic news agency, TV network
The 57-member OIC, will restart the International Islamic News Agency and the Islamic States Broadcasting Organisation.india Updated: Sep 27, 2006 21:47 IST
The world's largest Islamic grouping will revive two Saudi Arabia-based news organisations to counter Western media, a Malaysian official said on Wednesday.
The 57-member Organisation of the Islamic Conference, or OIC, will restart the International Islamic News Agency and the Islamic States Broadcasting Organisation - both set up in the 1970s, Malaysia's deputy Information Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamid said.
Malaysia is the current chairman of the OIC.
"We want to revive it," Zahid said, adding the Saudi information minister has asked Malaysia to head the task.
It wasn't clear how long or why the two organisations - which will provide text and video - have been dormant.