The sixteenth edition of the Arab Media Forum (AMF) will kick off next month in Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah under the theme “Civil Dialogue”.
The annual event is expected to attract industry leaders and media professionals to highlight the most pressing issues facing the media currently for two days on April 18-19.
“The theme highlights the role of media in taking the lead in facilitating cross-cultural discussions, inspired by the Arabic and Islamic values and the UAE’s vision that aims at providing happiness to people through spreading hope, peace and tolerance,” a press release on the forum’s website read.
Dubai Press Club (DPC), the organizer of AMF, said the theme further aims to encourage the media to strengthen dialogue between nations through spreading goodness and hope, promoting peaceful coexistence, fostering religious tolerance, disseminating positive thoughts and rejecting hatred and racism.
“Over the past years, the world witnessed many developments and changes that brought big challenges on the political, economic and cultural levels. Limiting the consequences of these challenges require better collaboration and understanding, which furnish for a constructive dialogue between civilizations. A dialogue that innovatively discusses the way forward and sets for a development schemes that change the stagnant situation in the Arab World,” said President of Dubai Press Club Mona Ghanim Al Marri.