Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Journalists' freedom a must for fair media  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 14/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN -Arab News) dubai: media cannot be free without journalists feeling free and safe, said princess rym ali of jordan at the 9th annual wan-ifra middle east conference on wednesday

The conference was inaugurated by sheikh maktoum bin mohammed al-maktoum, deputy ruler of dubai. over 200 journalists and government officials from around the world have been attending the two-day conference that will discuss topics related publishing world including the shift toward the digital media

?freedom of speech was one of the main demands in uprisings in places like egypt and tunisia, rym added. she explained the positive and negative aspects of arab spring and pointed out that governments in many areas are finding it hard to let go and are still interfering with press freedoms

?a free press is not just a few tweets, but a whole culture of democracy,? she tressed

Wan-ifra chief executive officer for france, vincent peyregne said that credible news and information is essential for decision-making. ?people are looking for reliable and credible source of information ? and newspapers are the voice of the society,? said vincent peyregne.

?we need more innovation and creativity. we do not have a clear road map to tackle the challenges and therefore, we need to experiment,? said dhaen shaheen, ceo of publishing sector in dubai media inc. and editor-in-chief of al-bayan daily.

Saleh alhumaidan, managing director of al-yaum media house, dammam, stressed the importance of the event for the region's publishing industry

On thursday, mohammed fahad al-harthi, editor in chief of arab news, sayidaty and al-jamila will speak on ?powerful strategies to turn your online reach into powerful business.??


Arab News

  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 28 2016 - Egypt, Poland 2016 trade exchange to reach USD600mnMENAFN
(MENAFN) The volume of trade between Egypt and Poland is predicted to reach USD600mn by the end of this year.Furthermore, trade exchange increased by 3 percent to surpass more than USD350mn amid the ...

 Oct 28 2016 - UAE, Oman ink transport agreementMENAFN
(MENAFN) The UAE and Oman signed an international road transport of passengers and goods deal.Moreover, the deal aims to enhance cooperation in this field for the benefit of the two fraternal peoples ...

 Oct 28 2016 - Viva Kuwait Q3 revenue down by 14pctMENAFN
(MENAFN) Viva Kuwait recorded a 14 percent decline in Q3 net profit, as the impact of lower oil prices on the Kuwaiti economy dragged on revenue generation.Moreover, the Saudi Telecom Co. subsidiary ...

 Oct 28 2016 - Qatar- Labour Minister elected Chairman of ALO boardGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The 85th session of the Arab Labour Organisation (ALO), which began its meetings in Doha yesterday, has elected HE the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social ...

 Oct 28 2016 - Qatar- PM meets ALO officialGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met a senior Arab Labour Organisation (ALO) official who is currently visiting ...

 Oct 28 2016 - Qatar- Host of activities at 'Family Fun Fridays' todayGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The ‘Family Fun Fridays"; series continues today at The Pearl-Qatar. Organised by United Development Company (UDC), master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, today";s ...

 Oct 28 2016 - Bangladesh envoy hosts Asian ambassadors' dinnerGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Bangladesh";s ambassador to Qatar, Ashud Ahmed, and his wife recently hosted an Asian Ambassadors"; Group Dinner in Doha. The event was attended by the ambassadors of different ...

 Oct 28 2016 - Apple Fest begins at LuLu outletsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Apple Fest was launched at all LuLu Hypermarket outlets in Qatar yesterday. The week-long festival features more than 20 varieties of apple from Spain, France, Italy, New ...

 Oct 28 2016 - Qatar- 28 trucks seized in crackdownGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) In a crackdown on overloaded and uncovered trucks, Al Khor and Al Thakhira Municipality has seized 28 such vehicles from the Umm Al Baraka area, the Ministry of Municipality and ...

 Oct 28 2016 - Qatar National Day Barwa Sports Championship setGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Barwa Group, in association with the Qatar National Day Celebrations Associated Activities Organising Committee, will hold sports competitions at the Barwa Workers ...





Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help