Media & Communications

AFC Media Rules & Responsibilities Workshop receives great response from IR Iran media

Tehran: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) successfully organised a Media Rules & Responsibilities Workshop which was attended by more than 100 media representatives.

The workshop, under the AFC Mentorship Programme, was held for the first time in the Central Zone and received overwhelming support by the media in IR Iran.

FFIRI President and AFC Vice President Mehdi Taj, who opened the workshop, said: “The AFC and FFIRI are delighted to engage with the media in this workshop. This is a good opportunity for the media to understand the rules and regulations in domestic and international competitions.

“Journalists, whether in the digital or traditional outlets, play a significant role in promoting football to a wider audience. And this workshop is beneficial to ensure the success of all our competitions.”

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Highly experienced AFC Media Officer Christopher Raj, who was assisted by Local Media Officer Amir Khosravi, conducted the one-day workshop which covered all aspects related to media operations at AFC competitions.

Mahasta Akhbari from Fars News Agency said the workshop was insightful and an eye-opener.

“The consultant was very detailed in his explanation and it gave us better knowledge on the media operation procedures. The workshop was very engaging and I must thank the AFC for putting this programme together."

“This workshop is more than just knowledge transfer. It also shows that the AFC and FFIRI are committed to strengthening their relationship with the media and we are grateful that they have taken the time and effort to do this,” she added.

The mentorship programme, which was launched earlier this year, is part of the AFC’s commitment to provide its Member Associations with tailored made programmes to help enhance their media and communications capabilities.

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