At the Arab Media Forum, Another Revolution Took Place
In case you missed it, here’s another perspective by Faisal J. Abbas on last week’s Arab Media Forum 2011 in Dubai http://www.huffingtonpost.com/faisal-abbas/at-the-arab-media-forum-a_1_b_866135.html.
It’s fascinating how more attention is being paid to young people bringing on the winds of change in the Arab world, primarily through social media. For those who fail to see that, or who choose to ignore the obvious, they do so at their own peril.
Governments may seek to restrict access to the Internet but there will always be ways of circumventing such measures. Fighting the tide is an exercise in futility. But it’s also important to train professional journalists, citizen journalists, activists, and tweeps of all stripes to abide by good practice guidelines and online ethics. It’s all the more relevant as we wade through this long season of Arab revolutions and reflect on media coverage of these unfolding events.