Saudi Arabia to host world’s media leaders for main trade discussion board

Saudi Arabia is ready to host a serious two-day trade convention subsequent month, which is able to convey collectively round 1,500 media sector leaders from around the globe, reported Arab Information.

The discussion board, being organised below the title ‘Media in a World Being Shaped’, will cowl the essential function performed by the trade in relation to social, political, and financial points.

“The second Saudi Media Discussion board will happen in Riyadh on Feb. 20 and 21 and can deal with the newest and future developments in audiovisual, print, and digital media,” the report mentioned.

Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, chief govt officer of the Saudi Broadcasting Authority, mentioned the assembly sought to create “a aggressive setting in media work, to be a motivation for specialised establishments and professionals in delivering distinctive works worthy of celebration and honor.”

An awards ceremony can also be a part of the convention that may embrace classes reminiscent of better of print and digital journalism, audiovisual manufacturing, Twitter content material, media entrepreneurship, and character of the yr.

The primary version of the discussion board was held in Riyadh in 2019 below the umbrella of the Saudi Journalists Authority.

Greater than 1,000 regional and worldwide delegates attended from 32 nations.

Al-Harthi, who additionally chairs the discussion board, famous that the occasion coincided with a increase time within the Saudi media sector.

Saudi journalist Turki Al-Sahli mentioned the Kingdom’s media organisations wanted “proficient, certified, and passionate” journalists to make sure ranges of high quality and moral journalism have been maintained, including {that a} key problem for the sector was assembly the calls for of the digital age.

Mohammed Amer, deputy editor-in-chief of Al-Mowaten newspaper, identified that Saudi Arabia was below the worldwide highlight because of the transformations happening within the nation as a part of Imaginative and prescient 2030, and mentioned its media was nicely positioned to affect adjustments happening around the globe, the report added.

Ahmed Al-Muyidi, assistant professor of media and communication at King Saud College, mentioned the discussion board offered an essential platform for media specialists to brainstorm, share experiences, and talk about the newest technological developments within the trade.

He famous that the Saudi labour market would profit from the implementation of media coaching programmes {and professional} {qualifications}.