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Future of business media highlighted at WAM roundtable

Future of business media highlighted at WAM roundtable

DUBAI: Media has a major role in promoting future business concepts and conveying them to the public effectively, the head of the Emirates News Agency (WAM) has said. “The media sector is seeing remarkable progress in keeping with global technological developments, with the emergence of new technologies in media work using artificial intelligence (AI) and […]

Malaysia: Media told to focus on responsible reporting

Malaysia: Media told to focus on responsible reporting

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has urged media personnel to carry out responsible reporting while emphasizing on the accuracy of the context of news coverage. The MCMC said it was important for media personnel to practice ethical judgement and avoid using news content as a weapon to spread false information, Malaysian […]

Russia-Africa summit urged to strengthen media cooperation in combating hatred, Islamophobia

Russia-Africa summit urged to strengthen media cooperation in combating hatred, Islamophobia

SAINT PETERSBURG: The Union of News Agencies of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (UNA) has stressed the need for closer media cooperation in confronting hate speech and Islamophobia. UNA Acting Director General Mohammed bin Abd Rabbo Al Yami said that cooperation is highly significant, especially amid renewed assaults on Islamic sanctities, including in Sweden and […]

No future for newspaper columns, opinions?

No future for newspaper columns, opinions?

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Sipping an orange juice with friends as the world celebrated World Press Freedom Day, I was confronted with a “negative” attitude that underestimates writing in the realm of nonfiction. “Writing editorials and columns is no longer relevant,” some of them said during our conversation. Their logic is that no columnist should expect […]

Empowering media to embrace challenges, opportunities holds key to brighter future

Empowering media to embrace challenges, opportunities holds key to brighter future

By Habib Toumi DUBAI: Speaking softly, but firmly and convincingly, Abdullah Al Shehi stressed the significance of grooming young journalists to embrace the challenges and opportunities lying ahead as the media world moves into the future. The head of the Dubai Bureau of the Emirate News Agency (WAM) explained that in a rapidly-changing world fraught with […]

Iran, a few hours before the end of the year

Iran, a few hours before the end of the year

New Year shopping in Iran By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: Within a few hours, the new year will begin in Iran. The past year was very strange for the people of Iran. It all started a few years ago when Donald Trump became the president of the United States of America. His country withdrew from negotiations […]

The Necessity of Culture Journalism

  Speech delivered by Rahul Aijaz, Writer/Filmmaker, Film N’ Chips Media Productions, at the World Journalists Conference (WJC2022) “Hello everyone, I am Rahul Aijaz. I’m a writer, filmmaker and journalist from Pakistan. It’s wonderful to be part of the World Journalists Conference once again this year. The topic for today’s conference is ‘Society Changed by Journalists’. I would […]

Journalism helps change society for the better

Journalism helps change society for the better

Speech delivered by Lan Phong, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam, at the World Journalists Conference (WJC2022) “Over the years, journalism has been creating social changes by providing information for the public, thus helping raise awareness among them and pushing local authorities to have sound decisions and policies. Journalism has actually changed society in some ways. Firstly, […]

Fact checking and controlling minds

Fact checking and controlling minds

Speech delivered by Pooneh Nedai, Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine, Iran, at the World Journalists Conference (WJC2022) “Fact checking or finding reliable sources in journalism is a main column for producing valuable news or report. Nowadays that fake news has filled our life more than before, every media has responsibility for fact checking before publishing the […]

Do not stop delivering justice, do not be afraid – Policy on freedom of speech of New Uzbekistan

Do not stop delivering justice, do not be afraid – Policy on freedom of speech of New Uzbekistan

By Dilmurod Jumabaev Text of the speech delivered by Dilmurod Jumabaev, Uzbekistan, at the World Journalists Conference (WJC 2022) “Till 2016, for many years, the role of the press in Uzbekistan was significantly weakened. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who was elected president of the country in 2016, immediately and unequivocally stated that without accelerated development of the […]

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