The first Saudi media forum, entitled “The Media Industry: Opportunities and Challenges,” launched its activities Monday in Riyadh, with the participation of more than 1,000 media professionals from 32 countries.
According to the Saudi newspaper of “Asharq Al-Awsat”, the forum will discuss over two days, and through more than 50 sessions and workshops, issues of the media industry, in all its forms of audio-visual, print and digital.
It reviews the local, international experiences and challenges of the media message, in light of the growing technological development and the spread of social media and the digital presence on the scene.
The forum’s discussions will highlight the experience of talk shows, the acceptance and constraints this type of program faces, requirements for professional success, performance and credibility issues, fight against rumors, and the impact on overall events.
The forum will also review the issue of media investment, advertising revenues, other issues of importance and relevance to the media arena.
The forum is attended by Saudi decision-makers, officials and media figures, including Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of Saudi General Authority for Sport, Minister of Trade and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi, Minister of Finance, Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Information Turki Al-Shabana, Chairman of the General Authority for Entertainment, Turki Al-Sheikh.
Moreover, the forum is witnessing the presence of head of Egypt’s State Information Service, Diaa Rashwan, Bahrain’s media advisor Nabil Al-Hamar, MBC Group’s director Mohammed Al-Tounsi and Jamal Al-Keshki, editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram Al-Arabi newspaper.
The Forum’s speakers’ list includes prominent international figures such as head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s press center, Alexander Beckantov, deputy director of the Dubai Regional Media Center, Geraldine Gassam Griffiths, and the general manager of ITP, Sue Holt. , Norwegian national radio director Wohiya Solberg, and Middle East writer and editor for Le Figaro, George Malbrunot.
The Chairman of the Saudi Media Forum, Mohammed Al-Harthy, stressed that the Forum is an important platform for media and intellectuals to discuss, dialogue and put forward different opinions.
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