Days before the launch of the 20-year celebration of the founding of the Arab Media Forum, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on the fourth and fifth of this October, the Dubai Press Club, the organizer, revealed The forum, about the details of the agenda of the largest event of its kind in the region, which is expected to attract about 3000 politicians and government officials in the Arab world, leaders of Arab and international media institutions, great writers and thinkers, intellectuals and those concerned with the media industry in the region, and the forum will witness honoring the winners. The Arab Media Award in its 21st session during the first day of the event.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, welcomed the forum’s guests and participants from all over the Arab world and from outside, stressing Dubai’s keenness and leadership to make this comprehensive specialized dialogue a success and enable its strategic objectives, with its positive impact on the region. The entire Arab region is to advance its media capabilities, by reviewing the visions and perceptions necessary to enable the various Arab media sectors to overcome the challenges they face and discover new opportunities for growth and development.
His Highness stressed that the Arab Media Forum is following the same approach and the goals set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, since the forum’s first launch, with a focus on achieving the Arab good through enabling informed and responsible media. It will be a support for the development and development efforts in the region, for the benefit and benefit of its peoples.
His Highness, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, said: “We are working with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to support a strong and competitive media that meets the aspirations of the Arab region and keeps pace with the aspirations of its peoples. The gathering of thousands of media professionals and specialists under one roof is an exemplary opportunity to discuss the state of the media, And the discovery of new paths that confirm its ability to contribute effectively to enabling the Arab community to cross into the desired future on a solid ground of achievements in various fields.”
His Highness congratulated the organizers of the forum and crowned 20 years of success, expressing his appreciation to the work team and their efforts throughout that period. His Highness also thanked everyone who participated during the forum’s march, which was filled with an idea or suggestion that had an impact in advancing the development of Arab media forward.
His Highness said: “The 20th celebration culminates in a professional career whose success participated in the Arab media figures and makers, and we look forward to continuing with them with visions and ideas that keep pace with the present and foresee the future. prospects of opportunity.
The intensive agenda of the forum this year, which will be held under the slogan “The Future of Media”, comes to discuss the most important topics that concern those in charge of media work in the region, and within its various sectors, whether print or visual media, as well as audio and digital, in a comprehensive framework, aimed at setting clear frameworks for what It is required to develop the sector, taking into consideration the multifaceted variables and the dimensions of influence that surround the media at the regional and global levels, while the bulk of the discussion will focus on the new trends of the media, and what is required of media institutions and Arab media professionals during the next stage of developmental steps to keep pace with These trends and achieving leadership in them, thus contributing to the advancement of the role of the media and its positive impact on our Arab societies.
The main speakers at the forum include Bahrain’s Minister of Information Affairs, Dr. Ramzan bin Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, Karam Jaber, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation in Egypt, and the diplomatic advisor to His Highness the President of the State, Dr. Anwar bin Muhammad Gargash.
20 . Celebration
The President of the Dubai Press Club and Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the Arab Media Forum, Mona Ghanem Al-Marri, confirmed that the celebration of the Arab Media Forum’s 20th anniversary of its launch, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the culmination of a long process of hard work and constructive discussion with various industry leaders. The media in the region and the world, and those in charge of this vital sector, within a specialized professional dialogue, aimed at strengthening ties and contributing to the advancement of media capabilities in the region, and within its various sectors and specializations, with the participation of government officials, elite experts and officials of major media institutions, where the forum succeeded in building effective bridges of communication. Between Arab media professionals to exchange experiences among themselves, and work together to come up with new ideas and visions that contribute to achieving the desired development of Arab media, confirming its vital role in Arab societies, and its positive participation in shaping their future.
She said: “We and the leaders of Arab media work celebrate 20 years of fruitful discussion towards a strong media that participates in creating a better future for the region. We continue to work with our partners from all over the Arab world to formulate a road map for media development by exchanging ideas and visions on how to advance capabilities and unleash creative energies. We seek, through dialogue, to define clear strategic goals to ensure the competitiveness of Arab media in a future that is shaped by technology.”
Al-Marri noted the strong ties established by the Forum with the poles of the media industry in the Arab region, and the Arab media community’s keenness to be a participant in this specialized annual dialogue, which provides an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and visions, and to learn about best practices, the most successful projects, and the latest methods and techniques in This field, Arab and international. She said: “For 20 years, the forum has held a professional dialogue with a high degree of specialization and transparency, to confirm the media’s role as an influential partner in the development process in the region.”
She added: “The dialogue will focus on the requirements for media development in the region to prepare well for the future, including the need to professionally qualify Arab media cadres to ensure that they are able to employ the current data in the service of their media message, and focus on inspiring models and positive initiatives that can make an impact. positively in society.
For her part, Director of the Dubai Press Club, Dr. Maitha Buhumaid, said that the Arab Media Forum’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of its launch comes at a time when the region and the world are witnessing many changes, and the organizing committee has been keen to keep pace with it as the era of this largest media gathering of its kind over the past 20 years. The past, keeping pace with events and developments, and always being present at the heart of the scene, monitors, analyzes and develops an accurate description of the media’s relationship with those variables and the way to address them and interact with their consequences.
She explained: “The agenda of the current session of the forum comes in line with the new responsibilities placed on the shoulders of this vital sector by regional and global changes, and in cooperation with all components of the media work system throughout the Arab region, to reach clear visions of the mechanisms and development plans required during the next stage, which can be Through it, enhancing the role of the media as an effective means in developing societies, achieving progress and prosperity.”
She added: “The forum will present many axes that occupy media officials in the region, and we will continue the discussion in the presence of a group of specialists and experts on these fundamental issues related to the sector and society in general, to reach perceptions that help media organizations to adopt the necessary strategies to keep pace with the rapid global development.” The agenda of the 20th Arab Media Forum includes a number of main sessions, which will discuss a variety of specialized topics. The “Arab Media… Transformations and Influence” session raises a number of important questions, from the perspective of high-level Arab media leaders, in an attempt to identify the dimensions of the media landscape. The Arab League, and its development requirements to play the expected role as a partner that has an impact in advancing development efforts and overcoming current challenges.
The forum will host, in a special dialogue session, the diplomatic advisor to His Highness the President of the State, Dr. Anwar bin Muhammad Gargash, to share with the attendees his visions on the need to create clear visions for the future of Arab media, in light of the political, economic and security transformations in the region and the world, during a session entitled “The Middle East… The Theater of Great Change”, where it will review a number of themes, the most important of which are the repercussions of the Ukrainian-Russian crisis, the political, economic, cultural and security landscape of the countries of West Asia, the future of the region and the relations between its countries. The media debate is moderated by Taher Baraka from Al Arabiya TV. The forum’s agenda includes several sessions, under different titles, the most important of which are “The Future of Trade in a Changing Media World,” “Technology and Enhancing Confidence in News Media,” and “Reshaping the Political Scene in the Region.”
The forum’s discussion program will address a number of topics on the media scene, including sessions under the title “The Media Industry… Does It Have a Future”, “The Future of the Arab Pen”, and “The Future of Media in the Age of Metaviruses”. The forum deals with the pioneering Egyptian experience in the field of journalism, its Arab impact and features of its future, in a session entitled “The Future of the Egyptian Press.” The requirements for enabling startups to advance the media sector will be on the table for discussion during the “Empowering Arab Media… Emerging Opportunities” session. The forum will also discuss the development of journalistic presence in the digital world, through the session “The Future of Digital Platforms”, and the reality and development of the Lebanese media, which will be the focus of the session entitled “Lebanon’s Media… From the Golden Age to Where”.
The Arab Media Forum will host an extensive discussion on the “future of sports media” and the development of this sector and its contribution to the advancement of sports and push athletes to higher levels of excellence.
In the “Drama on its Throne” session, the forum discusses the status of Arab drama that it has recently enjoyed with the emergence of major production entities that have restored Arab drama to its wide history and ancient heritage, as some Arab productions achieved global spread and were translated into Turkish, Italian and Spanish languages, while some works were transformed. Dramatic to cinematic productions that reached the world.
• Arab information ministers discuss the current regional and global transformations and their repercussions on the media.
• 3000 Arab and international media professionals participate in the celebration of two decades of constructive dialogue within the annual media gathering.
Ahmed bin Mohammed:
• «We are working with the vision and directives of Mohammed bin Rashid to support a strong, competitive media that meets the aspirations of the Arab region and keeps pace with the aspirations of its peoples».
• «The Arab Media Forum follows the same approach and goals set by Mohammed bin Rashid, with a focus on achieving the Arab good».
• «The 20th celebration culminates in a professional career in which the symbols of the Arab media participated in its success. We look forward to visions and ideas that keep pace with the present and foresee the future».
Mona Al Marri:
• “We and Arab media leaders celebrate 20 years of fruitful discussion towards a strong media that participates in creating a better future for the region.”
20 minute sessions
The 20-minute sessions will review many media topics under different titles, including “Climate Change and the Role of the Media.” The session reviews how the media contributes to raising societal awareness of environmental issues and the positive impact on facing the issue of climate change, which constitutes a great challenge for humanity.
It also reviews “merging digital media with television”, “the future of television in the age of technology”, “freedom of opinion and expression… patriotism first”, the phenomenon of “trends” on social media platforms, and its impact on the work of media professionals seeking to obtain the highest rates. Watching and following up on communication platforms, and professional and professional standards for the media. The 20-minute sessions will also discuss the role of the media in serving development strategies and advancing their efforts in the region through a session entitled “The Mission of Future Media in Sustainable Development.” It discusses the “media landscape and the media revolution” to the massive development in the media, including news applications.
The forum sheds light on informing the child in a session entitled “Informing the Child… Why is an Arab Absent”, and the nature of the reporter’s work and the difficulties he faces in a session entitled “When the reporter becomes news”. The session, “The Reality of the Arab Region and Possible Scenarios”, reviews a number of urgent issues at the regional level and perceptions of what opportunities and challenges it will bring to the region during the next stage. On the world of metavirs and its expected effects on media work in the region, it is covered by a session titled “Arab Media.. A Journey Towards Metaverse.” The 20-minute sessions also include a session entitled “The Future of Work in the Media Environment” and “The Power of the Word” on the importance of the word and its positive impact on humans. And the extent of the responsibility for the purposeful content across various media platforms.
Within the framework of the Arab Media Forum this year, a series of workshops will be held that will host a group of prominent media experts from a group of the most important and largest international media organizations to talk about the latest technologies, mechanisms, methodologies and methods of work. Attending a number of workshops whose topics focus on analyzing the latest trends and technologies in the field of media work.
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