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Arab Media Forum officially kicks off 14th edition

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir meets with National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanem accompanied by a delegation of lawmakers. – Amiri Diwan photos

KUWAIT: Under the patronage of and in the presence of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, the 14th Arab Media Forum commenced in Kuwait Sunday evening. Addressing the audience during the opening session, Kuwait’s Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah welcomed Arab and international guests participating in the two-day event. He highlighted the great impact of the information and telecommunication revolution on Arab media.

“As it evolved tools and approaches, the telecommunication revolution has also changed ways of thinking and behaviors. It was a surprise for all,” he said. During the opening session, Secretary General of the Arab Media Forum Madhi Al-Khamis honored His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak in recognition of his patronage to the forum as well as his support to Arab media.

On the sidelines of the main session, His Highness Sheikh Jaber met several Arab media figures participating in the forum. The 14th edition of the forum, held under rubric of ‘Media.. Life’ witnesses a number of seminars, workshops, and discussion panels related to media, featuring many of the event’s most prominent attendees.

The forum also features a special exhibition dedicated to media and technology communications, which is expected to witness the attendance of nearly 1,000 distinguished media personalities from Arab and foreign media institutions that were specially invited to this event. The Arab Media Forum was founded in Kuwait in 2003 with the aim of developing Arab media. – KUNA

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