The Arab Radio Magazine continues its coverage of the epidemic crisis, Covid 19, which is still sweeping throughout the world, and seeks to understand its impact on the audiovisual media and the changes that result from it at various levels. The main section of this issue, entitled: “Media in a Time of Crisis,” includes a number of studies and research papers that tried to find out what the pandemic did to the media and the strenuous efforts made by the latter’s professionals in the framework of carrying out their message towards the listeners and viewers, while being keen to adapt it to respond to the emerging situations and their special requirements.
Section titles include:
- Media and the COVID-19 Crisis: Practice and Lessons.
- The responsibility of the media in the crisis: informing and raising awareness
- Media responsibility: providing news and raising awareness
- An approach to the meaning of freedom and independence of the media
- The limits of media freedom in times of crisis are a threat or a necessity?
All this culminates in a presentation of regional and international experiences on how the media dealt with the epidemic disaster that destabilized the entire world and paralyzed the movement in the economic, social, cultural and educational fields.
The editorial, signed by the Director General of the Arab States Broadcasting Union, is dedicated to “the radio and the factors that will renew it today”. Engineer Abderrahim Suleiman stated that this mass medium, to the contrary of what many expected, did not disappear and did not disappear in the Arab and international media and communication landscape, but rather it was able to adapt both on the technical and programming levels. It thus maintained its position and functions and saved an important aspect of its peculiarities.
Among the other topics that you read about in the magazine:
Developments in communication technologies: coverage included artificial intelligence, which became part of the technology and media industry, especially improving the workflow of radio and television broadcasting programs.
The feasibility of separating broadcasting from production in the television sector at the Arab level.
The journalist and the law: the definition of the journalist in national laws of the Arab countries, and in international laws, as well as his rights and duties and the protection of legislation for him.
The ethics of audiovisual media: between the problematic of practice and the consolidation of charters.
Legal deposit to preserve the radio and television archives.
The ASBU Media Training Academy: The first lessons of the remote training mechanism.
The two annual meetings of news and new media coordinators coordinators.
The "Arab Creators" section introduces the life and career of the late director Hatem Ali: the star that never fades.