JEDDAH- Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohiuddin Khoja, who is also President of Board of Directors of General Authority for Audio and Visual Media, opened here today the 11th Asia Media summit 2014 (AMS), under the title (Media and Diversity: Enriching the Broadcasting Experience).
At the outset of the opening ceremony, Dr. Khoja paid a visit to the sponsoring pavilions that are participating in the summit, including the pavilion of the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The chairman of the General Authority for Audiovisual Media, Dr. Riad Kamal Nigm delivered a speech in which he welcomed the participants in the AMS of the members of the Institute of the Asian Broadcasting Union Development (AIBD); Arab States Broadcasting Union (ABU); Asia-Pacific region and from around the world.
He said: I appreciate your presence and participation that will contribute to the development of visions regarding media work and, God willing, this summit will be an opportunity to exchange views and experiences among participants in its activities and those interested in everything related to media in the Asian continent and the world.
Dr. Nigm also said that thanks to the massive developments of media, everyone has become living in an open space with faded distances and borders as if we live in a global village, adding that the phenomenon of misuse of the techniques of new media has made some people think that they have the right to publish whatever they want, even the values of hatred, intolerance and exclusion, forgetting that there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when publishing values and principles detrimental to social peace and security.
The event was attended by Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Kahlid bin Turki, Undersecretary of the General President of Metrology and Environment Protection for Technical Affairs, Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdullah Aljasir, President of Radio and Television Commission Abdulrahman Alhazaa, President of Saudi Press Agency Abdullah bin Fahd Alhussein and other others.-SPA