The 22nd edition of the Arab Radio and Television Festival, organized by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) in cooperation and partnership with the Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA), kicked off on Wednesday evening, November 9th, 2022 in the Saudi capital, Riyadh under the theme "Media in Shaping World".
During the opening ceremony, the Acting Minister of Media, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, with the participation of the CEO of SBA and ASBU President, and Engineer Abdelrahim Suleiman, ASBU Director General, honored a number of pioneers in the Arab media and cinema industry for their effective contributions to enriching media and artistic content in the Arab world, in addition to honoring a number of honorary guests of the festival in recognition and appreciation of their great career in enriching the Arab world with distinguished works.
The agenda of the 22nd edition of the festival will witness the holding of more than 30 workshops and sessions in which topics related to :
- Television and radio production
- Sports media
- Cinema and women’s historical background
- workshops focused on filmmaking and independent media work.
Also, the media exhibition "FOMEX" (Future of Media Exhibition) for radio and television, which is one of the most important components of the Festival, was inaugurated on November 10th . It witnessed the participation of over 200 exhibitors (ASBU member organizations, private TV networks and radio stations, international Arabic-speaking channels, world-renowned manufacturers of technological equipment, production and distribution companies of audiovisual content, and service providers.