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Media's Role in MENA: Shaping Climate Change Discourse

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is pivotal in an increasingly climate-challenged world. At the same time, he media's role in shaping conversations about climate change is now more critical than ever. This panel discussion will explore how media outlets in the MENA region influence and shape the discourse on climate change. They are responsible for raising public awareness, shaping opinions, and engaging key stakeholders. Hosted by "Science Journalists in MENA," our panel aims to comprehensively explore the media's role in the MENA region concerning climate change. We'll highlight the opportunities, challenges, and responsibilities that stem from this influential role.

Join us in this discussion as we explore the following key topics:

1️⃣ The Power of Media Storytelling: How do MENA media outlets use storytelling to effectively communicate climate change issues?

2️⃣ The Importance of Education and Awareness: How can the media play a pivotal role in educating the public about climate issues and raising awareness of environmental concerns, ultimately promoting sustainable behaviors?

3️⃣ Media Responsibility and Ethics: Discover how MENA media outlets are responsible for providing accurate and balanced information on climate change. What challenges do they face in terms of objectivity and external pressures?

4️⃣ Mobilization Power: Learn how the media can encourage citizen, corporate, and government engagement in the fight against climate change. Explore successful media campaigns that have led to tangible actions.

5️⃣ International Collaboration: Understand how MENA media outlets collaborate with regional and international partners to cover global climate change issues.


Explore how these collaborations enhance the reach and impact of climate messages. Moderated by Dr. Nouha Belaid (Founder of Science Journalists in MENA), we're thrilled to announce our esteemed panel of speakers: *

  • Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi (“Green Sheikh”, Environmental Advisor to the Government of Ajman) 
  • Professor Jairo Alfonso Lugo-Ocando: Dean of the College of Communication, Sharjah University.
  • Dr. Fadhel Kaboub: President of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity.
  • Ms. Dalia Abdel Salam: Chief Editor of Nature Middle East.
  • Mr. Mohamed Elsonbaty Ramadan: ScieDev reporter.
  • Mr. Khaled Sulaiman: Environmental journalist and trainer. Join us for this insightful discussion that promises to shed light on the pivotal role of media in addressing climate change in the MENA region and beyond.
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December 04 - 16:30
December 04 - 18:30
Opening Day
Blue Zone



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