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Arab Media Forum’s 14th edition kicks off May 12

The event to be held under the theme "New perspectives".

The Arab Media Forum’s (AMF) Organising Committee has announced “New perspectives” as the official theme for the 14th edition, which will be held on May 12-13, 2015, at Madinat Jumeirah.

The forum, deemed as the most prestigious annual media event in the Arab World, is organized by Dubai Press Club under the patronage of UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The AMF Organising Committee stated that this year’s theme and agenda will cover a variety of issues and will highlight and analyze new trends in the Arab and international media, most particularly the trends related to innovation in media.

Mona Ghanim Al Marri, Chairperson of the AMF Organising Committee and President of Dubai Press Club, said: “Since its inception in 2001, AMF has been an open platform for discussions about regional media challenges and opportunities as we believe that open dialogue is the start line for any development efforts. Our prime objective remains empowering Arab media and triggering positive impact on its future”.

Al Marri affirmed that the 2015 AMF agenda will tackle Arab media from different perspectives, and will also host speakers and guests from international media, as part of looking at the various perspectives of media, especially that the forum is a platform which has generated new ideas and inspired Arab media community over the years. Al Marri asserted that the forum will focus on positivity and optimism.

Marri also indicated that AMF is an ideal window to exhibit successful international experiences and media modernization efforts and will also examine the latest trends in the industry and the iconic technologies that contributed in developing media through innovation and creativity.

Last year’s AMF edition focused on the future of Arab Media and discussed topics related to catalyzing the advancement of media in the Arab world.