Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Sharjah First in the Region to Recognise Media's Role...

15/10/2017

ADDRESSING GLOBAL BROADCASTERS AT ENEX GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SGMB DIRECTOR SAYS EMIRATE OFFERS GREAT OPPORTUNITIES, ADVANTAGES

Education and media are essential for a nation's progress. This is why Sharjah has on the one hand been investing in building world-class institutions like the University of Sharjah and American University of Sharjah and, on the other hand, it has been working to strengthen the media and communication sector in the Emirate, said Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB). He was speaking at the annual ENEX General Assembly in Dubai on Thursday. ENEX (European News Exchange) is a high-profile association of leading international commercial TV broadcasters and media organisations.

HE Tariq Saeed Allay said: Guided by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the Emirate has been the first in the region to recognise the importance of government communication and the positive role the media can play in delivering positive change and fruits of progress to all stakeholders.

Hosted by Al Arabiya TV at The Grand Habtoor Hotel, ENEX General Assembly attracted the CEOs and news directors of more than 50 leading broadcasters and media organisations such as CBS, Sky News, RTL and TBS etc., not to mention the bigwigs of the Middle East media. It is the most important industry event of the year deliberating on the news agenda and the issues and challenges facing the industry.

Speaking on the occasion, Adrian Wells, Managing Director of ENEX said: ENEX has been rapidly expanding into the Middle East and Gulf. We are very excited to be able to showcase Sharjah's rich and diverse cultural agenda on the ENEX platform which distributes content worldwide to more than 50 leading commercial TV stations and digital publishers.'

Explaining Sharjah's vision and the steps taken on the media front, Allay said: Ours is the first Emirate to form its own Media Council, which includes Sharjah Media Corporation (Radio & TV), Sharjah Government Media Bureau and Sharjah Media City, a fully independent media free zone that is being developed with world-class infrastructure and facilities.

The Director of the SGMB, the media and communication arm of the Sharjah government, pointed out that Sharjah has been playing a leadership role in the media and communication sphere with initiatives like the annual International Government Communication Forum, which attracts around 3,000 world leaders, influencers and communication experts. The Emirate also rewards excellence in this specialised field through its Government Communication Award.

He pointed out that Sharjah has several firsts to its credit and enjoys many unique advantages. The Emirate was declared the Cultural Capital of the Arab World in 1998 by UNESCO and the 2014 Culture Capital of the Islamic World by the OIC. Sharjah was also celebrated as the 2015 Arab Tourism Capital by the Arab League.

While these laurels acknowledge Sharjah for its celebration of Arab and Islamic heritage and culture, there is more to Sharjah than its distinct culture and more than 20 museums, he added.

The Emirate is home to nearly 50% of the UAE's manufacturing sector and the country's largest industrial area. Sharjah also boasts the most diversified economy in the region and is not critically dependent on any one particular sector. Today, as its economy grows at a steady pace, Sharjah is looking ahead to greater challenges and opportunities as it steadily attracts international investors.

Sharjah is the only Emirate that shares borders with all other Emirates and offers access to both the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, with the most diverse landscape in the region, Allay noted, inviting international guests to visit Sharjah and explore the many opportunities it offered.

-Ends-
LINK: http://www.sharjahmedia.ae/en/media-centre/news/14/10/2017/sharjah-fir...
See more stories from sharjah

Africa Stories

24/11/2017

Vicinity Media releases first-to-market location-focused video solution

-- Vicinity Media releases first-to-market location-focused video solution -- Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:26 -- Location-based mobile network Vicinity Media hav...

24/11/2017

Phoenix Films strikes China TV deal

-- Phoenix Films strikes China TV deal -- Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:47 -- Phoenix Films is proud to announce that they have sold three of their films: Treurgr...

24/11/2017

Big-budget romcom shoots in Durban

-- Big-budget romcom shoots in Durban -- Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:03 -- Fuze Films and Love s Reject (producers of Mrs Right Guy) are filming another romanti...

24/11/2017

Brenda Fassie, Lucky Dube, Vusi Khumalo and more featured on She is King soundtrack

-- Brenda Fassie, Lucky Dube, Vusi Khumalo and more featured on She is King so...

24/11/2017

Facebook launches Nigeria initiative

-- Facebook launches Nigeria initiative -- Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:32 -- Facebook has announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its...

24/11/2017

Absa looks to boost card usage over cash with a campaign from FCB

24 November, 2017 - 08:11 Absa intends boosting card usage over cash with a new campaign from FCB Joburg that utilises television, radio, out-of-home, digit...

24/11/2017

She is King album features songs from big stars

24 November, 2017 - 08:12 The official soundtrack to the upcoming Gersh Kgamedi movie has been released and the track list is sure to be a hit with local mu...

23/11/2017

Digital Lab Africa looking for next-gen projects

-- Digital Lab Africa looking for next-gen projects -- Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:48 -- On 25 October, Digital Lab Africa (DLA), the reference platform for tom...

23/11/2017

2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Award winners announced

-- 2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Award winners announced -- Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:44 -- The winners of the 2017 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards were announced...

23/11/2017

3D Printing Reimagines Documentary Storytelling in WaterTight

23 November, 2017 - 08:03 Watertight is a 3D-scanned and 3D-printed specimen collection of New York City habitats and the individuals that reside alone with...

23/11/2017

Oscar spotlight: The Wound' is a decidedly different coming-of-age foreign language entry

23 November, 2017 - 08:21 In movies, coming of age often means a teenager is...

22/11/2017

The NFVF announces call for applications for a training service provider

-- The NFVF announces call for applications for a training service provider -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:29 -- The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) h...

22/11/2017

Women dominate Wavescape Festival line-up

-- Women dominate Wavescape Festival line-up -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:34 -- The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival has announced a focus on women in an expan...

22/11/2017

Rotolight unveils Anova PRO 2

-- Rotolight unveils Anova PRO 2 -- Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:40 -- Rotolight, award-winning British LED lighting manufacturer, has announced the launch of An...

22/11/2017

Discover Digital launches Digitally Interactive EPG

-- Discover Digital launches Digitally Interactive EPG -- Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:35 -- Digital technologies & video on demand solutions provider, Discover ...

22/11/2017

Condriac launches streaming platform CondriacLive

-- Condriac launches streaming platform CondriacLive -- Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:23 -- Live streaming is without a doubt the hottest trend of 2017, and Condr...

22/11/2017

DISCOP Zanzibar Details Announced

22 November, 2017 - 08:03 Hot on the heels of a hugely successful DISCOP Johannesburg, market organisers have announced the details of next year's inaug...

22/11/2017

SA journo's book set for big screen

22 November, 2017 - 08:19 The Etisalat-prize shortlisted The Seed Thief, by Cape Town-based journalist and author Jacqui L'Ange, is to be made into a fi...

21/11/2017

Talis Wedding Diary trailer

You are in : Editorial News > in broadcast, film, commercials, new media & technology -- Talis Wedding Diary trailer -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:00 -- Sho...

21/11/2017

Potato Potahto heads to cinemas in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana

-- Potato Potahto heads to cinemas in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:16 -- Following a series of successful screenings at multip...

21/11/2017

AfricaCom 2017 driving digital democracy in Africa

-- AfricaCom 2017 driving digital democracy in Africa -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:27 -- The 20th anniversary of Africa s largest tech-focused event may hav...

21/11/2017

DStv must pull plug on ANN7, Outa says

-- DStv must pull plug on ANN7, Outa says -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:40 -- The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Thursday that it has written t...

21/11/2017

The Luxor African Film Festival announces call for 2018 submissions

-- The Luxor African Film Festival announces call for 2018 submissions -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:52 -- Submissions are now open for the seventh edition of ...

21/11/2017

Black inks deal with Fox Networks Group to bring content to South Africa

-- Black inks deal with Fox Networks Group to bring content to South Africa -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:02 -- South Africa s premium entertainment platform, ...

21/11/2017

Premiere of Locally Produced Short Film The Bull in Cape Town

21 November, 2017 - 07:45 SA short film, The Bull premieres this Thursday, 23 November, to cast, crew, supporters and industry VIPs at The Labia in Cape Tow...

21/11/2017

SAE Institute launches film production scholarship

21 November, 2017 - 08:22 Internationally accredited SAE Institute in Cape Town has announced its latest scholarship opportunity for South Africans interest...

21/11/2017

Icasa has published second draft of End-User and Subscriber Service Charter

-- Icasa has published second draft of End-User and Subscriber Service Charter -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:36 -- On 7 August 2017 the Independent Communicat...

21/11/2017

Globecast selects Mediaproxy broadcast compliance and monitoring software

-- Globecast selects Mediaproxy broadcast compliance and monitoring software -- Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:00 -- Mediaproxy, the leading provider of software-b...

20/11/2017

Globecast Selects Mediaproxy Broadcast Compliance and Monitoring Software

Globecast Selects Mediaproxy Broadcast Compliance and Monitoring Software Published on 20 Nov 2017 Share London, United Kingdom, November 20th , 2...

20/11/2017

Naspers Video Entertainment announces leadership appointments

-- Naspers Video Entertainment announces leadership appointments -- Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:58 -- Naspers s Video Entertainment business recently announced ...

20/11/2017

AAA School of Advertising moves its Johannesburg campus to Bryanston

-- AAA School of Advertising moves its Johannesburg campus to Bryanston -- Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:05 -- The AAA School of Advertising recently announced th...

20/11/2017

Cell C launches new streaming service

20 November, 2017 - 06:15 Cellular operator Cell C has become the latest entrant in the crowded subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) arena, launching a new s...

17/11/2017

VIMN Africa wins 15 awards for 360-degree campaigns

-- VIMN Africa wins 15 awards for 360-degree campaigns -- Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:06 -- Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN Africa) has won a remarka...

17/11/2017

The 2017 EIFF event is coming to Germiston Theatre

-- The 2017 EIFF event is coming to Germiston Theatre -- Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:53 -- The City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with Sobumko Group, Rhythm Cyc...

17/11/2017

Pearl Thusi sizzles on the 'Scorpion King' set

17 November, 2017 - 06:26 The former Quantico star is currently filming the fifth installment of the action adventure movie franchise. Thusi is starring as ...

17/11/2017

Trailer alert: first look at 'SuzelleDIY' star as a bridezilla in 'Tali's Wedding Diary'

17 November, 2017 - 07:25 Showmax has just released the first trailer for th...

16/11/2017

The NFVF announces a call for applications for a training service provider

-- The NFVF announces a call for applications for a training service provider -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:29 -- The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF)...

16/11/2017

Women dominate Wavescape Festival lineup

-- Women dominate Wavescape Festival lineup -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:34 -- The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival has announced a focus on women in an expand...

16/11/2017

Liewe Kersfeesvader hits cinemas on 17 November

-- Liewe Kersfeesvader hits cinemas on 17 November -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:46 -- The festive season kicks off early this year when the new Afrikaans come...

16/11/2017

SAE Cape Town announces new scholarship

-- SAE Cape Town announces new scholarship -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:44 -- The SAE Institute in Cape Town is South Africa s internationally accredited tert...

16/11/2017

The NFVF calls for applications for a training service provider

16 November, 2017 - 08:03 The purpose of this funding is to provide accredited film training to assist new entrants in launching successful careers by deliv...

16/11/2017

Christmas comes early this year

16 November, 2017 - 08:11 The festive season kicks off early this year when the new Afrikaans comedy-drama, Liewe Kersfeesvader, hits cinema screens this No...

15/11/2017

NFVF calls for applications for a training service provider

The National Film and Video Foundation calls for applications for a training service provider The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to anno...

15/11/2017

Cannes Lions announces revamped 2018 Festival

-- Cannes Lions announces revamped 2018 Festival -- Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:08 -- Cannes Lions recently launched the 2018 Festival of Creativity, with impor...

15/11/2017

The KZN Film Industry Transformation Initiative announces call for entries

-- The KZN Film Industry Transformation Initiative announces call for entries -- Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:25 -- The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provincial government...

15/11/2017

Zulu Wedding trailer

You are in : Editorial News > in broadcast, film, commercials, new media & technology -- Zulu Wedding trailer -- Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:37 -- Zulu Weddi...

15/11/2017

M-Nets Magic in Motion is calling for 2018 entries

-- M-Nets Magic in Motion is calling for 2018 entries -- Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:35 -- M-Net s Corporate Social Investment initiative Magic in Motion is se...

15/11/2017

Ster-Kinekor brings D-BOX to SA movies

15 November, 2017 - 08:11 Ster-Kinekor has announced it will install D-BOX, an immersive motion cinema seating technology, at four theatres in Johannesburg ...

14/11/2017

For Parents Of Down Syndrome Babies, Sorry' Is A Dirty Word

14 November, 2017 - 08:01 FCB Canada has launched a follow-up to its award-winning Down Syndrome Answers campaign for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society t...

14/11/2017

Zulu Wedding to open nationwide in February

14 November, 2017 - 08:11 Zulu Wedding is the much-anticipated romantic comedy from producer and director, Lineo Sekeleoane. This is a first in South Africa...