7th edition of Emirati Media Forum to be held tomorrow

7th edition of Emirati Media Forum to be held tomorrow

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Press Club will hold the seventh edition of the Emirati Media Forum tomorrow.

This year’s Forum, which will be held in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, features the participation of media industry leaders, chief editors of newspapers, heads of television and radio channels, media influencers and prominent academics, writers and opinion-leaders in the UAE.

Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, the Diplomatic Advisor to the UAE President, will deliver a keynote address at the Forum on the importance of a unified media message in navigating the transformations sweeping the region and the world. He will share his perspectives on the impact of global changes on the region and new approaches to keep pace with the fast-evolving media environment.

Mona Al Marri, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council and President of the Dubai Press Club, said the Emirati Media Forum this year is being held at a time of major regional and global change in the political, social, economic and technological spheres.

"The seventh edition of the Forum is also being held against the background of the UAE’s success in overcoming the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the country’s implementation of new growth strategies for the next 50 years. Her Excellency further said the Forum will provide a high-powered platform for dialogue between various stakeholders in the Emirati media on the factors that are driving media development in the next phase, and how the industry can navigate the vast transformations and significant events taking place in the world,".

Maitha Buhumaid, Director of the Dubai Press Club, said:

"The Forum will discuss the role of the Emirati media sector in the next phase of the UAE’s growth and its potential contributions to enhancing the country’s regional and global leadership. To make productive contributions, the media needs to develop quality content and embrace advanced technologies that can enhance its ability to drive positive social change, as well as empower a new generation of talent to advance innovation in the industry. The Forum offers the ideal platform for industry players and thought leaders to share their vision for the sector’s development and identify the best strategies to transform challenges into opportunities. The Forum will generate new ideas on how the local media can become an even bigger role model for accuracy, objectivity and quality."

In its past six editions, the Emirati Media Forum has offered a platform for dialogue between players across the local media spectrum. First held in 2013, the Forum provides an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the media industry and serves as a bridge of communication between local media organisations, journalists, experts and specialists in various media fields. The Forum also helps local media outlets gain new insights and knowledge on developing the leadership and capabilities required to accelerate their growth.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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