Mohammed: Social media building cultural bridges

Mohammed: Social media building cultural bridges

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday attended a seminar organised by the Dubai Press Club (DPC) on ‘Social Media Networks: Culture of Use and Limits of Responsibility’.

By (Wam)

Published: Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:19 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:08 PM

Shaikh Mohammed with Shaikh Nahyan and officials at the seminar in Dubai on Tuesday. —Wam

The event attracted a galaxy of high-profile local, Arab and foreign media professionals and ICT (information, communication and technology) experts at government departments.

Besides Shaikh Mohammed, the seminar was also attended by Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works; Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs; and senior officials.

Maryam Bin Fahad, Executive Director of the DPC, explained to Shaikh Mohammed the objectives of holding the seminar. Shaikh Mohammed praised the press club for organising such dialogues and debates among social media network experts for raising awareness about the importance of these networks and their cultural and humanitarian role in building bridges among people and officials. Shaikh Mohammed said the forum provided an ideal platform for discussion and sharing of knowledge so as to come out with common beliefs on the optimum use of what he termed a “double-edge” platform.

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