Development of Digital Arabic Content: Incubation Requirements and Training Needs

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ICTD/2010/Technical Paper.3

Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Governance & enabling environment, Technology & innovation

Initiatives: Digital Arabic Content

SDGs: Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Keywords: Arab countries, Arabic language, Digital technology, Training programmes, Digital divide, Information technology

Development of Digital Arabic Content: Incubation requirements and training needs

January 2010

Traditionally, some countries in the Arab World are known to be quite prolific in terms of printing, publishing and media production at large. Numerous Daily News-Papers, Magazines, Books and multiple other Publications are printed in Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus and other capitals and distributed throughout the Middle-East and the whole World. Furthermore, the Media sector has been showing unprecedented dynamism during the past decade, all major International Advertising Agencies have offices in almost all the Arab capitals and are providing services for the whole region. TV Production and Broadcast is also a dynamic sector in the Arab World with hundreds of satellite channels covering the Middle-East, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

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