The Saudi media forum will kick off in Riyadh on Monday with the slogan "Media Industry: Opportunities and Challenges", with the participation of more than one thousand media from 32 countries.
According to the newspaper "Middle East" Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, the forum will discuss over two days, and through more than 50 sessions and workshops, issues of the media industry, in its various forms of audio-visual, print and digital.
It examines the local and international experiences and challenges of the media message, in light of the growing technological development and the spread of social media and the dominant digital presence on the scene.
Discussions highlight the experience of the talk shows, their acceptance and constraints, the subject of professional success requirements, performance and credibility issues, the fight against rumor, and the impact on overall events.
The forum will also review the issue of media investment and advertising revenues, and other issues of importance and relevance to the media arena and the challenges facing it.
Decision-makers from ministers, officials and media, including Chairman of the General Authority for Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Trade and Investment Dr. Majed Al-Qasabi, Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Information Turki Al-Shabana, Chairman of the Public Authority for Entertainment, Advisor Turki Al-Sheikh and others will address the forum.
The head of Egypt's State Information Service (SIS), Diaa Rashwan, Bahrain's media adviser Nabil Al-Hamar, MBC Group's director Mohammed Al-Tounsi, and Al-Ahram Al-Arabi, editor-in-chief of the Al-Ahram Al Arabi group, will also take part.
Speakers include prominent international names, including the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's press center, Alexander Beckantov, the Arabic-speaking US State Department, the deputy director of the Dubai Regional Media Center, Geraldine Gasam Griffiths, and the general manager of ITP Media Group Sue Holt. , Norwegian national radio director Wohiya Solberg, and Middle East writer and editor for Le Figaro, George Malbrunot.
The Chairman of the Saudi Media Forum, Mohammed Al-Harthy, stressed that the Forum is an important platform for media professionals and intellectuals to discuss, dialogue and put forward different opinions; pointing to the development witnessed by the Saudi media, interaction and renewal, in the light of unprecedented social, political and economic changes.