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Forum focus on Arabic e-content

Manama, February 26, 2011

A series of technical and non-technical topics related to content, legal issues, and copyright challenges facing Arabic content were addressed at an expert-level workshop in Bahrain yesterday (February 25).

The two-day forum was held by the Arab Centre for e-Content Development at the Moevenpick Hotel to discuss challenges facing ICT-related Arabic content.

The event was attended by global and regional experts, including UN Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative Richard Kerby, UNDP's Bahrain permanent representative Sayed Aqa and Bahrain e-Government Authority acting chief executive officer and Policies and Business Processes Re-engineering Directorate director Dr Zakareya Ahmed Al Khaja.

Partners and experts from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon were also present.

The workshop also assessed the status of electronic and non-electronic Arabic content and investigated opportunities to build Arabic e-content to help in addressing the overall crisis of Arabic content.

Speakers also discussed approaches to encourage the youth's participation in Arabic e-content development and utilisation. – TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Bahrain | ICT | Workshop | e-content | Arabic content |

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