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