Arab News displays “TheFace: Portraits of the Kingdom” gallery at Arab Media Forum event in Dubai

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Sara I. Alissa (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
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Family photo of Rozana Al-Tayyar. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
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Rabaa Al-Angari. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
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Lamia Abdulmohsen. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
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Fatima Batook: excelling in the fitness industry through dedication, commitment, enthusiasm and hard work. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
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Interior design is an incredibly rewarding profession says Sima Malak. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 30 March 2019

Arab News displays “TheFace: Portraits of the Kingdom” gallery at Arab Media Forum event in Dubai

  • The project, titled TheFace: Portraits from the Kingdom, captures the true essence of professional Saudi women across the kingdom
  • Among the attendees of the gallery was the Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, Mona Al Marri

DUBAI: Arab News set up a gallery exhibition of “TheFace: Portraits of the Kingdom” at an Arab Media Forum event in Dubai on Thursday.

The gallery, taken by Arab News’ Head of Photography Ziyad Alarfaj, displayed a number of portraits of successful professional Saudi women to shed light on the empowerment of women in workplace under Vision 2030.

 “I was always passionate about story-telling, and being a visual person, I wanted to tell the story of the Saudi people through photographs,” Alarfaj said, adding that “I've lived outside of Saudi Arabia for more the 27 years, but I am always asked about my country, so it’s all about showing who we are, as we are.”

Among the attendees of the gallery was the Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, Mona Al Marri.

The project, titled TheFace: Portraits from the Kingdom, captures the true essence of professional Saudi women across the kingdom in order to highlight their positive impact and empowerment in the workplace.


News Corp. Australia’s push for digitization to lead to job losses

Updated 28 May 2020

News Corp. Australia’s push for digitization to lead to job losses

News Corp. Australia said it would restructure its organization to focus on digital publishing, a move that will also lead to job losses.
Scores of regional and community titles will be published only digitally from June 29 under the reorganization, the Australian arm of the mass media and publishing firm News Corp. said in a statement on Wednesday.
The company did not specify how many jobs could be lost, but Australian media reported up to 1,000 staff could be axed as a result of the restructuring.
It said its print publications had become unsustainable amid the coronavirus pandemic and the loss of revenue to digital platforms that use its content without payment.
“To meet these changing trends, we are reshaping News Corp. Australia to focus on where consumers and businesses are moving and to strengthen our position as Australia’s leading digital news media company,” News Corp. Australasia Executive Chairman Michael Miller said.
News Corp. incurred an impairment charge of $1.1 billion in the third quarter ended March 31, primarily related to a write-down at its struggling Australian pay television unit, Foxtel.