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AMF 2012 Speakers (jazarah)
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Arab Media Forum 2012

(Dp-news)

 Arab Media: Exposure and Transition

DUBAI- Arab Media Forum will open its doors Tuesday. Dubai Press Club on Monday announced the 11th edition of the Arab Media Forum (AMF 2012) at Two-Day Event will open Tuesday under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Themed ‘Arab Media: Exposure and Transition’, the two-day event will be held at the Grand Hyatt and gather over 2,000 regional and global media representatives, and 350 overseas guests.



AMF 2012 will focus on the latest developments in the Arab media landscape. Through a series of panel discussions and workshops, the region’s largest media gathering will host 70 media experts and professionals from various sectors and academic backgrounds to deliberate on these developments and changing trends. Engaging participants in a constructive dialogue, the event will particularly examine the impact of industry-specific issues on individuals and media institutions, and determine a roadmap for the Arab media.



Earlier, Dubai Press Club (DPC), organizers of Arab Media Forum, announced details of two key sessions that will take centre stage on the inaugural day of the 11th Arab Media Forum, the region’s largest media gathering.



The first session titled ‘Arab Media and the Shock of Change’ aims to highlight the impact of the phenomenal change in the geo-political map of the Arab world on the media landscape. In some cases, the transformation can be seen as a radical reversal of policies of television stations, newspapers and columnists, especially in countries that have undergone the change.These shifts have particularly occurred in government-owned and private media establishments that have for decades been run as bureaucratic machines.



In addition, the session will examine the audience’s dilemma to identify a media outlet that champions people’s causes and aspirations from the one that obstructs progress, or distinguish an outlet serving public interests from one promoting narrow vested interests. The situation is exhausting for viewers that seek accurate information and has even forced some to resort to the western media.



The session will also highlight the community’s expectation from the Arab media. It will look into the trust between the media and the community with the onslaught of new satellite channels and newspapers, as well as the growth of a technical environment that is capable of ending monopoly in the production and transmission of information.



Moderated by Naoufer Afli from Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), the session will feature panellists such as Dr. Al Mahdi Mabrouk, Tunisian Minister of Culture, Sawsa Al Shaer , writer at Al Watan newspaper in Bahrain, Abdellatif El Menawy, former Head of News Section at Egyptian TV, Mousa Barhouma, Editor-in-Chief of the electronic newspaper ‘Fi Al Mersad’,and Randa Habib, Director of Middle East and North Africa, French Press Agency.



The second session titled ‘Revolutions Re-draw the Map of the Elite’ aims to shed light on the radical changes that the Arab revolutions have driven into the structure of the society. Not only have they overthrown regimes across a number of Arab states, the uprisings have also affected the political, cultural, social and economic power corridors. The socio-political changes have exposed the wide gap between the realities of life and the world of the elite.



The gap in the media landscape called for the introduction of new faces to fill up positions of decision makers. Individuals taking up these posts are being expected to deal with the challenging legacy carried overfrom the pre-Arab Spring era that is no longer applicable to the current reality. In addition, the session sheds light on the current status of elite groups, particularly those that have lost their credibility and influence.



Moderated by Jamil Azar from Al Jazeera, the session will host speakers including Dr. Al Tahar Labib, Professor of Sociology, Dr. Tamim Al Barghouti, Palestinian poet and Political Science Professor, Khairi Mansour, Writer and Author, Dr. Abdullah Al Ghathami, Professor of Criticism and Theory, King Saud University, Dr. Ghanim Al Najjar, Professor of Political Science, Kuwait University, and Dr. Maryam Lootah, Professor of Political Science, UAE University.



Dubai Press Club (DPC) will also host the 10th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) on 10 May, 2012. The meeting will witness the participation of 22 press clubs from 10 countries.

Late last year, Dubai Press Club was unanimously elected as President of IAPC at the Annual General Assembly held in Canberra, Australia. DPC's achievement builds on its successful tenure as Vice-President of IAPC in 2011.



The AMF 2012 forum will conclude on 9 May with the announcement of winners for the Arab Journalism Awards. A special ceremony will honor the recipients across 12 categories amidst a distinguished audience of top government officials and media luminaries. 


Dubai Press Club is a founding member of the IAPC and serves as the permanent General Secretariat of the Association. IAPC is an independent body responsible for raising awareness on the values and ethics in media. Furthermore, the body is mandated to establish a network for journalists and media persons from around the world to share information and best practices.

DP-News will take part at AFM2012 sessions and will report about its activities from Dubai.

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