Thursday 23 March 2017

Governments ‘must use social media to reach youth'

A panel discussion examined the role of social media in enabling governments to better communicate with their citizens on the second day of the sixth International Government Communications Forum (IGCF 2017) in Sharjah, UAE. Themed ‘The Role of Social Media Platforms &ndash


OSN, Viacom deal to introduce Paramount Channel

Regional powerhouse Viacom International has expanded its partnership with local broadcasting giant OSN to introduce the new Paramount Channel. The partnership was announced at Cabsat’s Content Congress yesterday (March 22) in Dubai. Raffaele Annecchino, pres


Media professionals throng Dubai as Cabsat opens

More than 13,000 media industry professionals are expected to take part in Cabsat 2017, the region’s definitive the definitive event for broadcast, satellite and entertainment content sectors. His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, director general of Dubai'


Dubai design institute names new president

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) board of directors today announced the appointment of Dr Amina Al Rustamani, CEO - Tecom Group, as president of DIDI, the first private not-for-profit design university in the region. The university has been established under the pa


Netherlands to join Expo 2020 Dubai

The Netherlands, one of the world’s most innovative economies, will take part in Expo 2020 Dubai, it was announced today. Through its overall theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia will be a


Cabsat set to host 900 brands, 13,000 professionals

More than 900 brands and companies will showcase their products and services at the 23rd edition of Cabsat, the region’s dominant broadcast, digital media and satellite communications technology platform, which opens in Dubai tomorrow (March 21). Cabsat is the premier event for e


OSN opens new Saudi headquarters

OSN, the region’s premier entertainment company, has expanded its operations in Saudi Arabia with new headquarters in Riyadh in the bustling financial Al Olaya district. The new OSN Saudi headquarters includes an additional call centre, underlining customer service at the h


Step Music line-up announced

Step Music, in partnership with leading music streaming company Anghami, has announced the full lineup for its first edition. The 12-hour music fest takes place on April 7 at Dubai International Marine Club, and features 17 of the region’s best acts across a range of genres


Concrete, new space for events, opens in Dubai

Alserkal Avenue, Dubai's foremost arts and culture neighbourhood, has inaugurated Concrete, a new space for international arts and culture events, at the arts hub. Concrete is the first project to be completed in the UAE by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA


Dubai Culture, Christie’s announce partnership

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its partnership with Christie’s Auction House to organise a joint initiative – Dubai Culture Charity Auction. The main auction is set

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