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The role of the media in Arab Societies

Gemeinsam mit der Zayed University Abu Dhabi lädt die KAS zu der Konferenz "The role of the media in Arab Societies". Thema ist die Rolle der Arabischen Medien vor dem Hintergrund der jüngsten politischen Ereignisse des Arabischen Frühlings.

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Die Konferenz hat zum Ziel, diese Entwicklung zu betrachten und zu analysieren. Dazu werden zahlreiche namhafte Medienvertreter der Region eingeladen, die über die Berichterstattung in den verschiedenen Ländern diskutieren werden. Weitere Themen beleuchten die Verantwortung der Medien gegenüber der Gesellschaft sowie die Unterschiede zwischen westlichen und arabischen Medien.

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Programm

9:00 Uhr

Welcome:

Marilyn Roberts, Dean, College of Communication and Media Sciences, Zayed University

Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative Regional Program Gulf-States, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

9:15 – 9:45 Uhr

Keynote Speech: "The role of media in society"

H.E. Dr. Johannes Beermann, State Minister and Chief of the State Chancellory of the German Freestate of Saxony, responsible for Media Law

9:45 – 11:00 Uhr Panel 1: "Western and Arab News media: a comparative approach"

Professor Mohamed Kirat, Dean of College of Communication, University of Sharjah, UAE

Rainer Hermann, Middle East Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Germany

Dr. Abbas Mustafa Sadig, Abu Dhabi TV, UAE

Moderator: Thomas Birringer, Regional Representative, Regional Program Gulf-States, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, UAE

11:00 – 11:15 Uhr Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30 Uhr Panel 2: "Coverage of recent developments in Arab Countries"

Michael Peel, Financial Times, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Fadi Salem, Dubai School of Government, Dubai, UAE

Blake Hounshell, Managing Editor Foreign Policy, Doha, Qatar

Bill Spindle, Middle East Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires, Dubai, UAE

Moderator: Anne Allmeling, Freelance Journalist, Deutsche Welle, Germany

12:30 – 13:30 UhrLunch Break

13:30 – 14:45 Uhr Panel 3: "Ethics and Responsibility of the Media"

Dr. Hassan al Subaihi, Professor of Mass Communication, United Arab Emirates University, Sharjah, UAE

Khalid Al Safi Al Haribi, Tawasul Managing Director Tawasul, Muskat, Oman

Dr. Jan Keulen Director Doha Center for Media Freedom, Doha, Qatar

Dr. Ildiko Kaposi, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait

Moderator: Belabbes Benkredda, Founder of DubaiDebates.com, UAE

19:00 – 21:00 Uhr Evening Discussion: "The Role of the Media in Arab Societies"

Mishaal Al Gergawi, Gulf News Editorial writer, Emirati

Mr. Najib Bencherif, Multiplatform Integration Editor, Al Arabiya

Shadi Hamid, Director of Research, Brookings Doha Center

Caroline Faraj, Dubai Chief Operations Director and CNN Arabic editor

Moderator: Matt Duffy, Assistant Professor at Department of Media and Communications, Zayed University

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Venue

Zayed University Abu Dhabi

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