NU-Q forum to discuss Arab media revolution

April 01, 2011 - 1:35:01 am

DOHA: The Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) is organising a public forum titled ‘From Media Revolution to Street Revolution: Twenty Years of Arab Commercial Satellite Television’ on April 10.

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of satellite television’s introduction into the Arab world, the forum will discuss the Arab Media revolution that occurred during the 1990s and its impact on the recent street revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia and various other Arab countries.

Renowned media professionals and academics from around the world will feature in the forum including Al Jazeera English presenter Sami Zeidan who will act as moderator and TV host and actress Razan Moghrabi; Nakhle el Hage, Director of News and Current Affairs, Al Arabiya News Channel; Leila Mroueh, Content Producer and Writer; and Marwan Kraidy, Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania who will comprise the panel.

The public forum serves as the highlight of NU-Q’s Arab Media Symposium aimed at providing a forum for public discussion of the state of Arab media practice and scholarship both regionally and globally.

Participants will examine the last twenty years of satellite broadcasting and look forward into the future of Arab media and its implications for professionals working in the field.

The symposium, which is by invitation only, is organized around two broad themes: research and teaching.

Each theme will be addressed in two sessions including broad theme sessions: ‘The Future of Arab Media Professionals’, ‘Teaching Arab Media (undergraduate/graduate), ‘Researching Arab Media: Past and Current Agenda’, and ‘Corporate and Academic Research on Arab Media’.

The public discussion event will be held on April 10 at 7pm at the Grand Hyatt Doha.

More information can be found at: http://www.qatar.northwestern.edu/arab-media-symposium/index.html

The Peninsula

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