CPD Director to Participate in 10th Arab Media Forum

CPD Director Philip Seib, along with several other media experts, will be participating in the 10th Arab Media Forum in Dubai, UAE.

Over 2,000 media professionals will be attending a 2-day forum to discuss the role of journalism and media in daily life. Seib will be participating in a panel discussion concerning the "Image of the Arab Citizen After Recent Popular Uprisings." A panel of media experts will discuss how Arabs are portrayed in the media and how stereotypes of Arabs are changing.

Fellow panelists include:

Farah Al Atassi: Executive Director of the American Arab Communication & Translation Center (ACT), USA
Abdullah Bozkurt: Bureau-in-Chief of Today’s Zaman Newspaper
Jacques Charmelot: Editor of Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Joe Lauria: Independent Journalist from the United States of America
Octavia Nasr: Founder of Bridges Media Consulting, USA

For more information on the panel, click here.

For more information on the 10th Arab Media Forum, click here.

Press Room:

Today's Zaman Ankara Bureau Chief takes part in Arab Media Forum in Dubai (May 16, 2011). Abdullah Bozkurt will participate on the same panel as CPD Director Philip Seib on changing perceptions of Arabs with other journalists from big media outlets. To read the full article, please click here.

"Arab Media has Spring in its Step" (May 17, 2011). Khaleej Times Online covered the Arab Media Forum and how the rapid political and social changes sweeping the region has transformed the media. To read the full article, please click here.

Imran Mojib of The Gulf Today referred to Philip Seib in his article, "West Views Arabs More Favorably After Recent Uprisings" (May 17, 2011). To read the entire article, please click here.

"Arab Image in Turkey" (May 20, 2011). Today's Zaman columnist, Abdullah Bozkurt, reflects on his panel at the Arab Media Forum in his article "Arab Image in Turkey". CPD Director, Philip Seib was also a panelist. To read the full text, please click here.

"Negative image of Arabs tied to rising Islamophobia in the West" (May 22, 2011). Today's Zaman quotes Philip Seib about media images of Arabs in Western media. To read the full text, please click here.

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