Online registration begins for Arab Media Forum
Dubai, March 21, 2010
The Dubai Press Club said the online registration has begun for the ninth edition of the Arab Media Forum which begins on May 12 at The Atlantis-Palm Hotel in Dubai.
The two-day event, being organized under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will draw eminent global and Arab members of the media from across the globe.
The DPC called upon the media delegates to visit website (www.arabmediaforum.ae) for registeration. The site will guide them through the entire process once they enter their details, it added.
Maryam Bin Fahad, executive director, Dubai Press Club, said: 'The online registration is part of our commitment to provide enhanced services to members of the media who seek to participate in the 9th edition of the forum, one of the most prominent international media events.'
“The online registration process reflects the extent of growth the digital media has witnessed over the years and its significant role in the media sector as a whole. We believe today’s tech-savvy journalists will find our user-friendly online registration process an effective way to accurately input their personal data,” she explained.
Dubai Press Club’s team headed by Jassim Al Shamsi, assistant projects manager, is assigned to handle the online registration and to co-ordinate invitees’ visits at local, regional and international levels, Maryam said.
The new website integrates communication tools for the media and the general public including modern interfaces to acquire details on the forum. Keeping pace with the rapid growth of electronic media in the Arab region, the web site also provides links to social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, she added.
The website provides the AMF 2010 agenda and includes an integrated archive of the sessions from the event’s previous editions. It also comprises an image library of the forum since 2005.
The portal is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference point that will benefit international researchers and scholars in the field of media.
In addition, the website offers an opportunity for visitors to watch videos of meetings and workshops of Arab Media Forum that were attended by eminent global and Arab members of the media. It serves as a cache of information on various issues and outlines diverse views on the changing phenomena in the Arab and global media landscape.
AMF 2010 will host a busy agenda incorporating a variety of topics on the latest findings included in the Arab Media Outlook 2009-2013. The event will embark upon most aspects imposed by the various changes and challenges of economic, political, social and technological media industries.
The 8th session of the Arab Media Forum held under the theme ‘The Arab Media…weight of variable changes and the burden of crisis’ witnessed more than 60 speakers from across the Arab region and the world.
Over 2,000 delegates including newspaper editors, television and radio station officials, as well as columnists and intellectuals had attended last year's event.-TradeArabia News Service