Arab Media Forum
The high-profile event has attracted journalists, politicians and media types from around the region, and hopes to facilitate dialogue about the issues affecting Arab media.
May 12, 2009 7:46 by kippreport
The forum this year titled “Arab Media: Weathering a Period of Change and Crisis,” attracted more than 1,500 people from around the region. Organizers said that the event welcomed also participants from Malaysia, the US, Great Britain, China, France, Italy, India and Russia.
The two day forum includes several sessions and workshops; some of the issues under discussion include the impact of the financial crisis in the news industry, integration of news channels, Arabic versions of foreign channels and coverage of Gaza.
Some of the attendees this year include Amre Moussa, the secretary general of the League of Arab States, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, Ahmed Al Sheikh, the editor-in-chief of Al Jazeera TV, Steven Hall, CEO of CNBC Arabia and Abdullatif Al Sayegh, the CEO of Arab Media Group.