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    With ICESCO’s participation, Arab Radio and Television Festival and Future of Media Exhibition kick off in Riyadh

    10 November 2022

    With the participation of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), the 22nd Edition of the Arab Radio and Television Festival and the Future of Media Exhibition kicked off in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The two events are organized by the Arab States Broadcasting Union, in cooperation with the Saudi Broadcasting Authority, on November 9-12, 2022.

    The Festival’s opening ceremony was marked by the attendance of Dr. Majid Al-Qassabi, Acting Minister of Media in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Mr. Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, CEO of the Saudi Broadcasting Authority, President of the Arab States Broadcasting Union. The opening ceremony also brought together a host of celebrities, prominent media figures and representatives of production companies, and regional and international media outlets.

    In his address, Dr. Al-Qassabi stated that the Festival will yield outcomes that are on par with this age’s demands, announcing the launch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Initiative “Mountaj” to foster creativity, encourage Arab creators and promote the Arab media industry and its advanced means.
    The ceremony also featured tributes to a large number of media figures, artists and directors.

    ICESCO’s pavilion at the Future of Media Exhibition in Riyadh features a number of the Organization’s print and digital publications, which highlight its new vision and strategic orientations and cast light on its major programs and projects, especially in the field of digital production. The pavilion aims to enrich constructive content on the internet and social media platforms in order to contribute to consolidating the sense of pride in belonging to the Islamic identity and culture among young people.

    ICESCO was represented by Mr. Sami Kamhawy, Head of the Department of Information and Institutional Communication, along with Ms. Maria Abdali, and Mr. Mohamed El-Majdoubi, from the Department’s working team.

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