Asharqia Chamber celebrates the Golden Jubilee of Al-iktisad magazine and honors its former presidents and editors

In a ceremony, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Naif yesterday: Asharqia Chamber celebrates the Golden Jubilee of Al-iktisad magazine and honors its former presidents and editors

-Reviewing the history of the magazine through a documentary film and a specialized photo gallery

-Al-Khalidi: “Al-iktisad” adopted the support of development plans and Vision of the Kingdom 2030.

-Al-malik invokes the memory of Prince Nayef and calls for resolving the media crisis.

On Tuesday 26, March 2019, His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Region, patronized the celebration of Asharqia Chamber on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the issuance of the first issue of Al-Iktisad magazine that issued by the Chamber.

The large celebration hosted a number of editors of local newspapers and magazines, which is led by the editor of the newspaper “al-jazirah” and the head of the Saudi Journalists Association, Khaled bin Hamad al-Malik, and a large crowd of local media representatives, as well as a distinguished collection of businessmen, including former heads of Asharqia Chamber.

The ceremony, which is held at the headquarter of the Chamber in Dammam, witnessed a detailed presentation of the history of the magazine over the past five decades through the screening of a documentary film and the establishment of a special exhibition that tells the history of the magazine through photographs covered over the past fifty years, as well as the launch of the new magazine on the Internet.

This is all held under the patronage and honor of His Highness the Emir of the Eastern Region, who toured the exhibition, and launched the new site in a move that was highly welcomed by media people, businessmen and officials attending the ceremony.

During the ceremony, which opened with Saudi royal anthem, then a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, then honoring the chairmen of Asharqia Chamber of Commerce since its foundation until today, and honoring the editors of the magazine “Al-iktisad” during the fifty years, as well as sponsors and supporters of the magazine and the ceremony.

Specialized media message:

In his speech during the ceremony, the President of Asharqia Chamber, Abdul Hakim bin Hamad Al-Ammar Al-Khalidi, who welcomed the Prince of the Eastern Region, his companions, and all the Excellencies and Highness who attended the ceremony by saying, “Al-iktisad Magazine has been discussing and highlighting the hopes and aspirations of the business sector towards further giving to the development of our beloved country, which has been present with excellence over the past five decades that is in line with all developments in our country on the economic and media levels.”

Al-Khalidi added that the magazine has adopted over the past five decades a specialized economic information message through which to support the development plans to reach the Vision of the Kingdom 2030 through the use of capabilities and techniques to monitor and highlight the economic issues and serve the Chamber’s subscribers accordingly by enriching the economic media content with all objectivity and professionalism, and spreading awareness at all levels and aspects related to development.

The Rise in the Age of the Vision:

Al-Khalidi went on to say, “In the age of Vision and renaissance experienced by our dear country, we are faced with a number of aspirations in a changing age, full of changes in the level of media content and the challenges facing the media industry not only in our country but in different countries of the world.

Asharqia Chamber and its belief in the role of the media in shaping the economic and developmental landscape has sought to consolidate the presence of this pioneering publication to be an exhaustive and informative resource for all those interested in knowledge and learning, as we have even enhanced its presence in the digital space by launching a rival website.”

A variety of media speeches:

Al-Khalidi said, “The magazine has sought to adopt an economy media address suitable for all segments of the target, as not limited to research and readings and analyzes on the field without another. The magazine is the mouthpiece of the merchant, the contractor, the farmer, the investor in industry and tourism.

The scope of its attention did not depend on companies or large and giant enterprises but gave great attention to small and medium enterprises.

It sought to present a number of proposals and recommendations to raise the level of contribution of these enterprises to the national economy, and the economy was not limited to following up local affairs, which was an echo of the Saudi economy, which has become the most important 20 economies in the world. The magazine goes this way through addressing issues that emphasize the “universality” of Saudi Arabia’s pioneering economic approach.”

In conclusion, Al-Khalidi expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz for his continuous support to Asharqia Chamber and the business sector in order to sponsor it, and thanks to all those who contributed to the launch of this magazine, and contributed to the development and bear the effort in order to keep this magazine present in the scene of economic media that is including the editors of this magazine in the executive and editorial staff and all the staff, writers and editors in this magazine.”

The memory of Prince Nayef:

Editor-in-Chief of Al-Jazirah Newspaper, the Chairman of the Saudi Journalists Association, and the President of the Gulf Press Assocation / Khalid Bin Hamad Al-Malik delivered a speech during the ceremony and expressed his happiness to participate in this event.

He praised the efforts of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz.

He stressed that His Highness is following in the footsteps of his late father, His Royal Highness Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz.

Al-malik said, “I am happy to see this combination of good-manned man meet, the son of a man meet a friend of the citizens, Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, and to live the atmosphere of this beautiful ceremony, shine and grow in the presence of His Highness on one of several occasions we used to see Saud bin Nayef participate on top of the collection in every forum shining with a collection of beautiful pictures, and good news.”

Al-malik went on to express his happiness, remembering the late Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz by saying, “I am happy that the image of Nayef bin Abdul Aziz in front of me, I remember with love and prayer, whenever I saw our beloved Prince Saud bin Nayef’s humility and his striving to make a quantum leap here in the eastern region in every previous location where it was glittering, productive and effective, as if imitating his father, and follow his footsteps, and implements his directives, and his advice. Even in his grave – God’s mercy – covered with the consent of the Lord of the worlds, God willing.”

Paper Press Crisis:

After that introduction, Al-malik said that the occasion of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of (Al-iktisad magazine), under the patronage of the Prince of the Eastern Province, has inspired him to address 4 points.

First is “The honor of HH the Amir of the region for this occasion considered as a tribute and appreciation of the paper press without exception, represented by this paper Al-iktisad, which lasted five decades.”

Secondly, he said, “The magazine’s celebration of this age and its estimated success in serving the country’s development and economy all this time, which coincides with an unjust campaign against the paper press, which cannot be understood, but that falls within the jurisprudence and views that may not be successful cause of the media from the media, which was the most prominent in the service of this country.”

The third point, according to Al-malik, was a direct address to the businessmen as he said, “It may be appropriate to remind businessmen that they have a role to wait for them to save the press before they sink or die by providing newspapers with advertisements that keep them alive, effective and influential.”

He added in the fourth point by saying, “the problem of paper-based journalism and the challenges faced did not arise from the fact of weakness in content, or the competition of the so-called digital press, but is a global phenomenon, but other countries found the problem, and the solution has been provided, while we are still waiting.”

Encounters:

In a very friendly way, Al-malik said in the fifth and sixth point, “It is a coincidence that the magazine celebrates the economy 50 years after its issuance, which is the same age in the work of the press, which has been issued the first issue of the magazine with my beginnings of journalism.”

It is also a coincidence that the editor of Al-iktisad magazine, Qusay al-Badran, received his first ID as a journalist in 1979 with my personal signature when he worked as editor in Al-Jazira newspaper � then.”

Al-malik concluded by saying, “I am happy to be given this opportunity to reveal something in my mind in front of your noble Highness and before this gathering. May Allah saved everyone, especially the leaders of our country and its people in the work to achieve further development under the reign of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with the best congratulations to the colleagues in the magazine on this occasion, and our calls for them to shine without interruption.”

In conclusion, HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef, Governor of the Eastern Region, received a souvenir from Asharqia Chamber, which is presented by the Chairman of the Board, Abdul Hakim Al-Ammar Al-Khalidi.

His Highness the Amir of the region honored His Excellency Minister of Information Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabana, which was received on his behalf by the Director General of the Ministry of Information in the Eastern Region, Majid bin Mohammed Al Babtain.

He also honored the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Journalists Association and the Editor-in-Chief of Al-Jazira newspaper, Khalid bin Hamad Al Malik.

Source: Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Asharqia Chamber celebrates the Golden Jubilee of Al-iktisad magazine and honors its former presidents and editors

In a ceremony, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Naif yesterday: Asharqia Chamber celebrates the Golden Jubilee of Al-iktisad magazine and honors its former presidents and editors

-Reviewing the history of the magazine through a documentary film and a specialized photo gallery

-Al-Khalidi: “Al-iktisad” adopted the support of development plans and Vision of the Kingdom 2030.

-Al-malik invokes the memory of Prince Nayef and calls for resolving the media crisis.

On Tuesday 26, March 2019, His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Region, patronized the celebration of Asharqia Chamber on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the issuance of the first issue of Al-Iktisad magazine that issued by the Chamber.

The large celebration hosted a number of editors of local newspapers and magazines, which is led by the editor of the newspaper “al-jazirah” and the head of the Saudi Journalists Association, Khaled bin Hamad al-Malik, and a large crowd of local media representatives, as well as a distinguished collection of businessmen, including former heads of Asharqia Chamber.

The ceremony, which is held at the headquarter of the Chamber in Dammam, witnessed a detailed presentation of the history of the magazine over the past five decades through the screening of a documentary film and the establishment of a special exhibition that tells the history of the magazine through photographs covered over the past fifty years, as well as the launch of the new magazine on the Internet.

This is all held under the patronage and honor of His Highness the Emir of the Eastern Region, who toured the exhibition, and launched the new site in a move that was highly welcomed by media people, businessmen and officials attending the ceremony.

During the ceremony, which opened with Saudi royal anthem, then a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, then honoring the chairmen of Asharqia Chamber of Commerce since its foundation until today, and honoring the editors of the magazine “Al-iktisad” during the fifty years, as well as sponsors and supporters of the magazine and the ceremony.

Specialized media message:

In his speech during the ceremony, the President of Asharqia Chamber, Abdul Hakim bin Hamad Al-Ammar Al-Khalidi, who welcomed the Prince of the Eastern Region, his companions, and all the Excellencies and Highness who attended the ceremony by saying, “Al-iktisad Magazine has been discussing and highlighting the hopes and aspirations of the business sector towards further giving to the development of our beloved country, which has been present with excellence over the past five decades that is in line with all developments in our country on the economic and media levels.”

Al-Khalidi added that the magazine has adopted over the past five decades a specialized economic information message through which to support the development plans to reach the Vision of the Kingdom 2030 through the use of capabilities and techniques to monitor and highlight the economic issues and serve the Chamber’s subscribers accordingly by enriching the economic media content with all objectivity and professionalism, and spreading awareness at all levels and aspects related to development.

The Rise in the Age of the Vision:

Al-Khalidi went on to say, “In the age of Vision and renaissance experienced by our dear country, we are faced with a number of aspirations in a changing age, full of changes in the level of media content and the challenges facing the media industry not only in our country but in different countries of the world.

Asharqia Chamber and its belief in the role of the media in shaping the economic and developmental landscape has sought to consolidate the presence of this pioneering publication to be an exhaustive and informative resource for all those interested in knowledge and learning, as we have even enhanced its presence in the digital space by launching a rival website.”

A variety of media speeches:

Al-Khalidi said, “The magazine has sought to adopt an economy media address suitable for all segments of the target, as not limited to research and readings and analyzes on the field without another. The magazine is the mouthpiece of the merchant, the contractor, the farmer, the investor in industry and tourism.

The scope of its attention did not depend on companies or large and giant enterprises but gave great attention to small and medium enterprises.

It sought to present a number of proposals and recommendations to raise the level of contribution of these enterprises to the national economy, and the economy was not limited to following up local affairs, which was an echo of the Saudi economy, which has become the most important 20 economies in the world. The magazine goes this way through addressing issues that emphasize the “universality” of Saudi Arabia’s pioneering economic approach.”

In conclusion, Al-Khalidi expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz for his continuous support to Asharqia Chamber and the business sector in order to sponsor it, and thanks to all those who contributed to the launch of this magazine, and contributed to the development and bear the effort in order to keep this magazine present in the scene of economic media that is including the editors of this magazine in the executive and editorial staff and all the staff, writers and editors in this magazine.”

The memory of Prince Nayef:

Editor-in-Chief of Al-Jazirah Newspaper, the Chairman of the Saudi Journalists Association, and the President of the Gulf Press Assocation / Khalid Bin Hamad Al-Malik delivered a speech during the ceremony and expressed his happiness to participate in this event.

He praised the efforts of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz.

He stressed that His Highness is following in the footsteps of his late father, His Royal Highness Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz.

Al-malik said, “I am happy to see this combination of good-manned man meet, the son of a man meet a friend of the citizens, Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, and to live the atmosphere of this beautiful ceremony, shine and grow in the presence of His Highness on one of several occasions we used to see Saud bin Nayef participate on top of the collection in every forum shining with a collection of beautiful pictures, and good news.”

Al-malik went on to express his happiness, remembering the late Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz by saying, “I am happy that the image of Nayef bin Abdul Aziz in front of me, I remember with love and prayer, whenever I saw our beloved Prince Saud bin Nayef’s humility and his striving to make a quantum leap here in the eastern region in every previous location where it was glittering, productive and effective, as if imitating his father, and follow his footsteps, and implements his directives, and his advice. Even in his grave – God’s mercy – covered with the consent of the Lord of the worlds, God willing.”

Paper Press Crisis:

After that introduction, Al-malik said that the occasion of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of (Al-iktisad magazine), under the patronage of the Prince of the Eastern Province, has inspired him to address 4 points.

First is “The honor of HH the Amir of the region for this occasion considered as a tribute and appreciation of the paper press without exception, represented by this paper Al-iktisad, which lasted five decades.”

Secondly, he said, “The magazine’s celebration of this age and its estimated success in serving the country’s development and economy all this time, which coincides with an unjust campaign against the paper press, which cannot be understood, but that falls within the jurisprudence and views that may not be successful cause of the media from the media, which was the most prominent in the service of this country.”

The third point, according to Al-malik, was a direct address to the businessmen as he said, “It may be appropriate to remind businessmen that they have a role to wait for them to save the press before they sink or die by providing newspapers with advertisements that keep them alive, effective and influential.”

He added in the fourth point by saying, “the problem of paper-based journalism and the challenges faced did not arise from the fact of weakness in content, or the competition of the so-called digital press, but is a global phenomenon, but other countries found the problem, and the solution has been provided, while we are still waiting.”

Encounters:

In a very friendly way, Al-malik said in the fifth and sixth point, “It is a coincidence that the magazine celebrates the economy 50 years after its issuance, which is the same age in the work of the press, which has been issued the first issue of the magazine with my beginnings of journalism.”

It is also a coincidence that the editor of Al-iktisad magazine, Qusay al-Badran, received his first ID as a journalist in 1979 with my personal signature when he worked as editor in Al-Jazira newspaper � then.”

Al-malik concluded by saying, “I am happy to be given this opportunity to reveal something in my mind in front of your noble Highness and before this gathering. May Allah saved everyone, especially the leaders of our country and its people in the work to achieve further development under the reign of King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with the best congratulations to the colleagues in the magazine on this occasion, and our calls for them to shine without interruption.”

In conclusion, HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef, Governor of the Eastern Region, received a souvenir from Asharqia Chamber, which is presented by the Chairman of the Board, Abdul Hakim Al-Ammar Al-Khalidi.

His Highness the Amir of the region honored His Excellency Minister of Information Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabana, which was received on his behalf by the Director General of the Ministry of Information in the Eastern Region, Majid bin Mohammed Al Babtain.

He also honored the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Journalists Association and the Editor-in-Chief of Al-Jazira newspaper, Khalid bin Hamad Al Malik.

Source: Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs