Salalah, Activities of New Media and Digital Era
Forum began at Rotana Salalah hotel today under the title ” Our
Media, Our Identity”.
The two-day forum, which is being organized by Al Roya
Newspaper in cooperation with the First Sponsorship Company for
Organizing Conferences and Symposium, was opened under the
patronage of Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser al-Harasi, Chairman of the Public
Authority of Radio and Television (PART).
Talal Bin Sulaiman al Rahbi, Deputy Secretary General of the
Supreme Council for Planning, delivered the opening statement of the
forum under the title “New Media to Serve Development”, in which he
praised the national responsibility of the audio and visual media. He
expressed his hope that this forum will contribute in enhancing the
Omani media march to wider horizons through utilizing channels and
tools of the new media for the Sultanate current and future interests.
He also pointed out that the new media forum seeks to explore the
future of the media in the Sultanate in light of the rapid developments
in the field of international and local media. He stressed the importance
of the new media in the Sultanate to be a mirror of what is happening
and to transfer the reality professionally.
The chief guest honored the participants, and the sponsors and
supporting agencies. Then he and the attendees toured the
accompanying exhibition, which includes a number of projects and
works in the field of digital media for student of the College of Applied
Sciences in Salalah, in addition to SMEs.
The forum’s program included in its first day six working papers. The
first one dealt with the traditional and new media and approaches to
integration and difference, while the second paper dealt with the new
media reality in the Sultanate and the future vision. The third paper
dealt with training and qualification for competitiveness and
sustainability of media projects.
The fourth paper reviewed the digital media and the performance
control authority, while the fifth paper discussed the effects of the new
media on the societal reality. The sixth paper was on the role of digital
public relations in the mental image industry of institutions and
The seminar will also include two panel discussion on new media
and digital era, in addition to specialized workshops that will be
presented by experts from Jordan in the field of digital media.
Source: Oman News Agency