Saudi Arabia to host world’s media leaders for major industry forum – World IG News

Saudi Arabia is set to host a major two-day industry conference next month that will bring together around 1,500 media sector leaders from around the world. arab news,

The Forum, being organized under the title ‘Media in a World Being Formed’, will cover the important role played by the industry with regard to social, political and economic issues.

“The second Saudi Media Forum will take place in Riyadh on February 20 and 21 and will focus on the latest and future developments in audiovisual, print and digital media,” the report said.

Mohammed Fahd Al-Harthi, chief executive of the Saudi Broadcasting Authority, said the meeting sought to “create a competitive environment in media work, an inspiration for distinguished institutions and professionals to do distinguished work worthy of celebration and respect”. Ho.”

An award ceremony is also part of the conference which will include categories like best print and electronic journalism, audio-visual production, Twitter content, media entrepreneurship and personality of the year.

The first edition of the Forum was held in Riyadh in 2019 under the aegis of the Saudi Journalists Authority.

More than 1,000 regional and international delegates from 32 countries participated.

Al-Harathi, who also chairs the forum, said the event coincides with a time of boom in the Saudi media sector.

Saudi journalist Turki Al-Sahli said the Kingdom’s media organizations need “talented, qualified and passionate” journalists to ensure the level of quality and ethical journalism, adding that a key challenge for the sector is the digital age. demands had to be met.

Mohammad Amer, Deputy Editor-in-Chief al-mowatain The newspaper pointed out that Saudi Arabia was in the global spotlight because of the changes taking place in the country as part of Vision 2030, and added that its media is well-positioned to influence changes around the world, the report said. Having said.

Ahmed Al-Muaidi, assistant professor of media and communications at King Saud University, said the forum provided an important platform for media experts to brainstorm, share experiences and discuss the latest technological developments in the industry.

He added that the Saudi labor market would benefit from the implementation of media training programs and professional qualifications.

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