9 November 2014
The Second Regional Forum for Digital Arabic Content to Hold in Cairo

The Second Regional Forum for the Digital Arabic Content entitled “Developmental Impact of Arab Digital Content Industry” will be held on the sideline of the 18th Round of the Arab Telecommunications and Information Council of Ministers Meeting on November 12-13, in the presence of representatives of Arab governments, international and regional organizations, the private sector, global companies and Civil Society organizations concerned with enriching the digital content in the Arab world.

The first forum was organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on December 18, 2013 in Cairo, under the auspices of the League of Arab States, in cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) regional office and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

Upon the recommendations of the first forum, an annual event was agreed to be organized. This year, the event is to tackle significant topics in a number of sessions.

The first day comprises three sessions, the first of which discusses the role of governments in supporting the Arabic digital content industry. It highlights challenges facing the Arab governments to set an inclusive system to manage this industry. It also discusses different pillars that could help strengthen the Arabic content competitiveness in the international market. 

The second session confers modern technology trends to promote Arabic digital content industry. The third session discusses issues of media content and e-publishing between digital rights management and digital restrictions management.

During the second day, the fourth session discusses challenges and prospects of regional cooperation to promote the Arabic digital content, while the fifth session deliberates the role of innovation in promoting the national economy.

The sixth session confers the role of academic institutions in developing the Arabic digital content; it raises questions about policies and plans to face current challenges.

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