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OIC plans satellite TV station to promote message

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is considering plans to launch a satellite TV station targeting the OIC's member states, Arab News has reported. The channel aims to promote the organisation's role and its members' political, cultural and tourist activities. However, Saleh Kamel, owner of Arab Television and Radio Group (ART), said he has doubts the channel will succeed. "We all know how the organization is suffering from lack of its members' commitment to pay their annual dues. My advice to them is to discard the idea and invest the money in more serious projects that bring real benefits to the organisation," he said.