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  • 10-Feb-2021

    ‘Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum’ Organizes Panel on ‘Economic Media: Reality and Aspirations’

    AMMAN – Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAG-KF), a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), organized a digital panel entitled ‘Economic Media: Reality and Aspirations’ through livestreaming on the Forum’s Facebook page.
    During the meeting, TAG-KF hosted Ms. Isra Tbishat, business news presenter at Al-Mamlaka TV, Mr. Ibrahim Mubaidin, editor at Al Ghad Daily Newspaper, and Dr. Fathi Aghawat, a journalist at Al Ra'i Newspaper.
    Participants discussed various topics including the role of the media: the Fourth Estate, the challenges it is experiencing especially the newspapers and the impact of social media on the credibility of information. They also assessed the extent of journalists’ commitment to professional code of ethics, as well as their  role in delivering information to recipients in an easy way, particularly in the economic press .The debated other relevant topics as well.
    Ms. Tbishat affirmed that the most prominent challenge that faces the economic media is the ability toadied by the professional ethics and fundamentals of professional  journalism, pointing out that the business and economic press relies on figures, facts and documents that can’t tolerate any kind of errors; thus it has an important role as the Fourth Estate. That is in addition to its educational objective represented in providing recipients with accurate information, Ms. Tbishat said.  
    She also emphasized the need to establish harmony and coordination in the media sector between media organizations and professionals by promoting principles of professional competition and respect for differences that stimulate creativity and media development.
    Mr. Aghawat expressed his belief  that the lack of transparency, on the part of  some government officials with the media and their unwillingness to provide correct information leaves the media in the dark, and accordingly it, the media, would be accused of  incorrect  reporting. He also warned that the performance and behavior of some intruders on the profession reflects  badly on the profession and its reputation.
    Aghawat pointed out that the Jordanian printed press suffers from the same problems that is facing printed press all over the world; because of the digital transformation, the technological development and the decline of the number of advertisers in the printed papers.
    He also expressed the need for developing newspapers with the government support to keep pace with global developments and to preserve its moral and national value. 
    Ibrahim Mubaidin confirmed the importance of facilitating the delivery of economic and business news to the recipients by simplifying specialized terminology and explaining the impact of figures; indicating at the same time the importance of turning social media networks into tools that serve the media and reveal the whole detailed real picture, not just a distorted one.
    He also stressed the importance of the economic and business media in highlighting economic success stories mainly the entrepreneurial ones that would strongly stimulate and boost national economy by providing the youth with a platform to share their ideas and proposals. 
    For his part, TAG-KF Executive Director and TAG.Global Education and Youth Consultant, Mr. Fadi Daoud, who moderated the session, pointed out that the digital virtual sessions conducted by the Forum are considered the best way to easily communicate with the audience and followers.
    Daoud also pointed out that TAG-KF organized a series of digital meetings and talks in the time of Coronavirus (COVID-19), in conformity with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global’s digital transformation plans and strategies.