Arab Media Forum to highlight ‘media for good’ theme

The two-day forum, held under the theme ‘media for good’, will see Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain give the keynote speech

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Hundreds of media personalities and analysts from around the world are set to gather in Dubai on Tuesday for the 15th edition of the Arab Media Forum.

The two-day forum, held under the theme ‘media for good,’ will see Princess Haya Bint al-Hussain, wife of the UAE Vice President and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al-Maktoum, deliver the keynote speech.

Princess Haya, will highlight the relationship between the media industry and humanitarian efforts. She will also speak of the media’s role in the Arab world.

Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Judeh will also give another keynote speech that will highlight the role of the media from a political perspective, and how to regain human values that have disappeared due to regional and global instability. Judeh also serves as the kingdom's foreign minister.

Other sessions cover topics include US-Arab diplomacy, and how media changes lives.

Al Arabiya English Editor-in-Chief Faisal J. Abbas will moderate a main session on Tuesday which looks at how the Middle East will be covered by news outlets in the decade ahead and the impact of digital on journalism practices.

Abbas will be sharing the stage with Othman al-Omeir, publisher and editor-in-chief of Saudi-based Elaph e-newspaper and Ian Philips, the Middle East news director for the Associated Press.

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