Qatar Media Industries Forum

Social Media and the Majlis, Technology Confronts Tradition

October 29, 2018

Overview

This session of the Qatar Media Industries Forum explored how the traditional majlis in Qatar and the Gulf region is influenced by social media.

The Majlis, long the most important source of communication in Qatari society, is alive and well, but greatly enhanced and made more cosmopolitan by the use of social media, thus shaping discourse at the family, community, social, and political level. The forum panelists discussed how this key feature of public life, and its influence, will evolve in the future.

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Panel

Banu Akdenizli
Associate Professor in Residence, NU-Q

Moderator

Manar Al-Muraikhi
Director of Community and Public Relations, Ooredoo

Mohamed Jaidah
Owner, 60 Degrees
Group Executive Director, Jaidah Group

Gerd Nonneman
Professor, Georgetown University in Qatar

About QMIF

The Qatar Media Industries Forum (QMIF) is an biannual event providing media leaders in the Arab region with a platform to explore topics of critical importance to Qatar’s emerging media and communication industries.