Media professionals to attend Arab Broadcast Forum
The first Arab Broadcast Forum (ABF), which aims to provide a platform for industry professionals to discuss issues in the Arab media, will be held on June 4 and 5 at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
The first Arab Broadcast Forum (ABF), which aims to provide a platform for industry professionals to discuss issues in the Arab media, will be held on June 4 and 5 at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The event is being hosted by Al Arabiya News Channel and Abu Dhabi TV.
“The Arab Broadcast Forum will provide a dynamic interactive forum where broadcast news professionals, journalists and political leaders can exchange views, ideas and experiences,” says Jim Gold, managing director of the Arab Broadcast Forum. “We invite all regional media to participate in this forum.”
The forum will cover issues ranging from the dangers of covering Iraq and how media savvy Islamists are reaching new audiences to women in the Arab media and how global and Arab broadcasters are seeking to reach the Arab viewer.
“The forum is a vital opportunity to promote the rise of investigative journalism and technological advancement of the Arab media, while addressing the challenges of transparency and risks in reporting the truth. Debate will challenge perceptions and drive change towards more professional reporting,” says Jihad Ballout, director of communications at Al Arabiya.
Speaking about the forum, Nart Bouran, head of news at Abu Dhabi TV, adds: “The revolution in news broadcasting on the Arab airwaves has been remarkable in the past 15 years and it’s now time for the industry to take a hard look at where we’ve come and how we can improve over the next 15 years.