In Tatarstan should start a media project for creating a national Muslim TV channel – mufti

Kazan. 18 APR. INTERFAX – Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin, speaking on Monday at the Congress of Muslims of the Republic, has called an important task is the creation of the all-Russian Muslim television channel.

“The lack of all-Russian Muslim television channel is the topical issue”, – quotes the press service of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of Tatarstan words K. Samigullina.

In his opinion, Tatarstan needs to start a media project: it will promote spiritual and moral values and national culture of the Muslim peoples of Russia.

Also, the mufti noted that it is necessary to develop standards for the coverage of ethnic and religious topics in the media.

“Unfortunately, unwittingly, the media often stir up ethnic and religious tensions, linking the causes of domestic conflicts with national and religious affiliation of people. I would like to draw the attention of the mass media on this issue, and in this regard it seems appropriate to proceed with the development of the standard of the coverage on ethnic and religious issues,” – said K. Samigullin.