The third Sharaka workshop on EU-GCC cooperation in Media and Communications, Higher Education and Scientific Research was held in Muscat on 26 March 2013. The workshop, organised in two panels followed by focus groups, hosted around 25 participants among Gulf-based and European journalists, scholars, diplomats and policymakers. The aim of the workshop was to discuss the constraints and opportunities to enhance EU-GCC cooperation in the fields of higher education and media and communications.
The media and communication landscape in the GCC countries is undergoing major transformations including the completion of the digital revolution, the extraordinary penetration of social media and the evolution of the legal framework. The EU and the GCC are currently exploring ways to review experiences in the field of telecommunication policies and the role of [...]