October 5, 2011

EVENTS: Event explores media's role on young minds (UAE)

DUBAI // The negative effects of the media on young minds will be discussed at the first GCC Youth Media Forum this week.

Organisers say the three-day conference is the result of a youth welfare strategy set by the leaders of GCC countries. Youth advocates have joined forces with print and broadcast professionals at the forum, which began yesterday at the Monarch Hotel in Dubai.

"This forum aims primarily to examine the negative effects of media on young people and suggest ways to address them in light of the changes in the Arab world and worldwide," said Ibrahim Abdul Malik, the secretary general of the Public Authority for Youth and Sports, in his opening address. "That is why the organising committee was keen to choose 'values' as the underlying theme for all seminars held during the forum."

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