Dubai Press Club to Hold Social Media Event on Monday
The Dubai Press Club (DPC) will take to social media and invite some of the biggest names of the Arab Media to discuss the role the media is playing to encourage the use of social media.
Unlike other seminars this will take place virtually on the DPC’s Google+ page and will incorporate users from other social media networks from where user’s can share their ideas and thoughts.
Called the “Agenda” this seminar will host a number of workshops, talk shows, meetings etc. on various social media networks while also allowing those watching the proceedings to participate.
The session will start on the DPC’s Google+ page starting on Monday from 11:00pm while users wishing to share their thoughts on the topic can do so using Google Hangouts which they can access through their computers, tablets or smartphones.
According to the press release about the session, a live YouTube streaming link will also be available while Twitter users can use the hashtag #agenda to participate in the conversation which will be integrated into the Google+ session.
Such a huge social media event across many social media platforms will encourage a large number of participants to discuss the impact of social media on the Arab world.
The session will highlight the role the media is playing to promote the use of social media as well as discuss the rapid rise in the number of social media users.
It will also touch on the users ethical responsibilities when using the social media platforms.
Maryam Bin Fahad, Executive Director, Dubai Press Club will moderate the entire session where she will be joined by eminent Arab media personalities such as, Ahmad Ashour, Director of Al Jazeera Talk (Qatar), Faisal Abbas, editor-in-chief of Alarabiya.net / English version (UAE), Dr Abeer Al Najjar, dean of Jordan Media Institute (Jordan), Ayman Al Sayyad, editor of Weghat Nazar magazine (Egypt), Ahmed Shalabi, Co-founder of Qabila TV (Egypt), Diana Moukalled, Writer, Al Sharq Al Awsat Newspaper (Lebanon), and Mohammed Al Nughaimish, Writer (Kuwait).
Social media is playing an increasingly crucial role in the Middle East. Many of the Arab Spring riots were fuelled by social media activists who organised the peaceful protest movement and guided them to their conclusion.
With such major shifts in the regional balance being fuelled by social media, this session comes at the perfect time to discuss the impact social media is having on the region.
The seminar will also discuss the deviation from Arab and Islamic culture among the youth due to the outreach of social media and will explore the new challenges social media is opening up to the region due to its fast growth.
This is one of the biggest regional social media events and is especially targeted at the youth who are the major users of social media.