Ahmed bin Mohammed chairs Dubai Media Council’s first meeting

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The Dubai Media Council established its plans to develop the local press to greater heights and to support the city's aspirations for the future. 

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, who presided the first meeting, stressed that it'll be line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

He added that the Council places the highest importance on adopting international standards and best practices in order to maintain Dubai’s reputation for high-quality content, and ensure the market serves the local community and uses the latest media platforms to raise its global competitiveness.

The Council's mandate was also discussed. 

Sheikh Ahmed also praised the efforts of the Council members who played instrumental roles in key achievements that have contributed to establishing Dubai’s leadership in the Arab media industry, with Dubai being titled the Capital of Arab Media for 2020.

During the meeting, His Highness stressed that sound planning and speedy implementation are key to transforming local media and advancing the growth of the region’s media.

Sheikh Ahmed also issued directives to develop proposals for enhancing Dubai’s media institutions and creating performance indicators for evaluating progress. The meeting underlined the importance of moving rapidly into a new phase of development and fostering the optimal environment for Dubai’s media community to contribute to achieving the city’s new media vision.

Attending the meeting were Her Excellency Mona Al Marri, Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council; and Members of the Dubai Media Council including Dherar Belhoul Al Falasi, Director General of the Watani Al Emarat Foundation; Dr. Hessa Lootah; Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Media City and Dubai Studio City; Ahmed Al Mansoori, CEO of Radio and TV – Dubai Media Incorporated; Ahmed Al Hammadi, CEO of Press Sector at Dubai Media Incorporated; Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission; Mahmoud Al Rasheed, General Manager of Arab Radio Network (ARN); Salem Belyouha, Director of Media Services at the Government of Dubai Media Office; and Hind Al Baker, the Secretary General of the Dubai Media Council.

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