The Digital Chessboard Media Forum






Time Activity

9:30 am


10:00 am 

Keynote Speech

Nabil Fahmy ’74, ’77, Ambassador, Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, AUC

10:15 am

Welcome Note

Firas Al-Atraqchi ’94, ’97, Chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, AUC

10:30 am

Panel One: “Media Ethics in the Digital Era”

Amr El Shennawy, Head of the News Sector, National Media Council 

Mahmoud Alam El Din, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Cairo University; Member of the Higher Press Council 

Hisham Sulaiman, Head of DMC Channel Network

Sherif Fouad, Spokesperson of Al Ahly Sporting Club

Moderator: Rasha Allam '02, '05, Associate Chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, AUC

11:20 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am

Panel Two: “Journalism Survival, Social Media and Content Creation in a Digital


Kim Fox, Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, AUC

Mohamed Abdel Rahman, Journalist, Founder and Editor in Chief of 

Ahmed Essmat, Director and Founder of Alexandria Media Forum 

Nadine Awadallah '16, Reuters Correspondent 

Safaa Faisal, Cairo Bureau Editor, BBC

Moderator: Sean Hobbs, Senior Editor of The Cairo Review

12:20 pm

Coffee Break

12:30 pm

Panel Three: “The Change Face of Journalism and Communication: Big Data and

                                Analytics Era” 

Bahy Abo El-Ezz, Chief Operating Officer of Kijamii Digital Media 

Gihan Saadawi, Managing Director, MARCOMM Company

Amr Eleraqi, Data Journalist and Co-founder of InfoTimes 

Noha Hamed Al Saied, Digital Marketing and Media Manager, Emirates NBD Bank

Moderator: Hesham Dinana, Assistant Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications, AUC

1:20 pm