Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (C)
Al Bayan newspaper unveiled its new book ‘Live from the Emirates: UAE media History Uncovered' on Wednesday at the Arab Media Forum. Dhaen Shaheen, CEO of publishing sector at Dubai Media Incorporated, said: "The book
"Live from the Emirates: UAE Media History Uncovered", published by Al Bayan, takes the reader on a pleasant journey through a rich collection of research information. Going through its pages, the reader will find high-quality images, infographics and illustrations, statistical data, graphical models, and documents which lead him towards his target smoothly and easily.”
He added: "The release of this book fills an urgent need for those who are involved in the media sector. This is due to the modesty of our local library's holdings of books that follow up the history of media in the UAE, and its rapid developments at all levels".
Muna Bu Samra, Arab Media Forum and DPC Manager, said: "DPC's cooperation with Al Bayan in launching this important book is in line with the Club's strategy of supporting efforts that aim at introducing people to the history of our local media, and spreading the benefit of sharing the valuable information, especially so since it comes from a reliable source.”
She added: "We hope that this book represents an important reference to all those who are interested in the details of our local media, and the readers at large. We do appreciate all the efforts exerted by Al-Bayan in order to release this book".
The book takes the reader on a visual journey through some of the most fascinating aspects of local and regional media history. It tells the story of how the Emirates embraced modern media; a story best told not just by explaining some of the fundamentals of the sector, but also by delving into the UAE's nascent media archives and by introducing some of the industry's pioneers, letting them talk about their own experiences in this field.
The book is divided into three main chapters: Chapter one – Gulf Media on the Rise, chapter two – UAE Media History, and chapter three – – Media Pioneers.
The book includes interviews with Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, former editor of Al Bayan and Khaleej Times; Hessa Alossaily, the first Emirati woman in radio and television; Bilal Al Budoor, pioneering author and cultural figure; Mona Al Marri, first female head of Dubai Government Media Office; Abla Al Nowais, one of the UAE's first female journalists; Zaki Nusseibeh, one of the first foreign correspondents in the UAE; Ahmed Salem, one of the first Emirati presenters. The 192-page book includes 240 photos and 13 infographics.
Source: Emirates 24│7