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Session Titled �Transitional Media: the Need for Development' Reflects the Theme of the12th Arab


The Arab Media Forum (AMF) organizing committee announced today details of a key session in the 12th Arab Media Forum, the region's largest media gathering.

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, the forum will run from 14-15 May in Dubai.

The session titled �Transitional Media: The Need for Development' will reflect the theme of 12th Arab Media Forum, and will shed light on opportunities to develop the media landscape from the viewpoint of experts who are in support of and continue to play a vital part in this advancement. Apart from the emergence of new media, the audience in most parts of the region has also migrated from following biased and restricted local media channels to seemingly more liberal and professionally managed platforms - both conventional and new.

Against this scenario, the session will examine the changes in the media landscape as an outcome of the social and political revolutions in a number of Arab countries.

Moderated by Taoufik Mjaied, Anchor, France 24, the discussion will feature Dr. Khalid Al Firm, Professor of Political Media, Imam University, KSA ; Kamel Labidi, President, National Commission to Reform Information and Communication (INRIC), Tunisia; Hamlinha Baraasi, Writer and Media Personality, Libya; Yasser Abd El Aziz, Consultant and Media expert, Egypt; Rakan Al Majali, Former Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications, Jordan The forum will be attended by representatives of key media outlets, as well as thought leaders, academics, policy makers and students of the Arab region and the world.