Minister of Communication, Spokesman of the Government, Hassan Rabehi on Wednesday stressed the importance of media role in "countering all the parties which have interests adverse to the those of Homeland (Algeria)," chiefly in this particular situation.
Speaking to a prize awarding ceremony for ASBU Radio and Television Arab Festival contest winners, organized in Tunis, Rabehi said that "the fight against the parties which have interests adverse to those of Algeria is of paramount importance. This fight must now be conducted by media and intellectuals, hence the need for the journalists to accompany the efforts of the national institutions and security services, in the defence of the country’s image and interests, both at the local and international levels."
In this regard, the minister said that "the particularity of the situation the country is experiencing, with all its requirements and impacts, imperatively requires a constant and deep handling of the sector of information and a genuine mobilization, not only of media outlets, but also of all the citizens, in order to stand, as one man, against the enemies of Homeland, whatever are their positions and interests."
"The sensitive situation in the country, with all the challenges it represents, has led the Government to redouble efforts and determination to ensure the implementation of a deep reform plan which started to bear fruit in all areas, able to live up to expectations and needs of the members of the public," he said.
On that occasion, Rabehi recalled the achievements made by Algeria over the last months. Those achievements are "protected by a strong and dedicated Army which secures the country’s borders and preserves the national security and peace," in addition to "a rational management of the country’s capacities, an uncompromising Judiciary over corruption, an efficient management of the country’s affairs and people, a streamlined use of the public finds, a sovereign and wise external policy which prioritizes progress, security and peace, non-interference in the affairs of the other states and the settlement of conflicts through negotiation and dialogue."