Arab Media Forum to focus on technology

DUBAI — The seventh edition of the Arab Media Forum, to be held on April 23-24 at Hotel Monarch, Dubai, will discuss the changes that technology has brought about in the media sector both in the Arab world and outside.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 13 Apr 2008, 8:53 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:48 PM

Being held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Arab Media Forum 2008's theme will be 'Bridging Arab Media through Technology'.

Mona Al Marri, Chairperson of Dubai Press Club, said the different sessions and workshops would highlight the salient features of the changes that are sweeping the media today.

"We are glad to see the Arab Media Forum progress to become the region's leading platform for constructive dialogue on issues impacting the media industry in this part of the world," said Al Marri.

"The programme content is not only a reflection of the current media scene in all its variety, but also an attempt at looking into the future to explore key challenges and opportunities lying ahead of us," Al Marri pointed out.

While the different sessions during the two-day programme seeking to address all the vital issues that concern the media in the era of new technologies, the workshops will focus on preparing a select few of the journalists for the new challenges.

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