Riyadh, Nov. 13 (BNA) : The 22nd Arab Radio and Television Festival concluded its activities in Saudi Arabia,the festival held the theme "Media in A Shaping World", and this is the first time the event occurs outside Tunisia, the headquarters.
The closing ceremony was held under the patronage of the CEO of Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBA) and President of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Mohammed Al-Harthi.
Al-Harthi said that the media industry is accelerating, and requires the initiative to face challenges and keep pace with this change, and that exhibition comes in conjunction with the Arab Radio and Television Festival.
He stressed that the Kingdom is experiencing a qualitative leap and remarkable development under its prudent leadership.
He pointed to the launch of "Montage" initiative to stimulate creativity and innovators, and advance the media industry and its advanced technologies to reach an Arab media that competes globally.
The four-day festival featured works and initiatives, and the opening ceremony was launched last Wednesday evening in the presence of the Acting Minister of Media, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi, organized by SBA and ASPU.
The minister honored pioneers in the Arab media and cinema in recognition of their effective contributions to enriching the media and arts in the Arab world.