The director general of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) feted the "remarkable" participation of Saudi Arabia in the 2018 Arab Radio and Television Festival as the honorary guest.
Abdul-Rehim Suliman said Saudi cinema works
and folklore activities were displayed during the event due to wrap up
activities on Sunday.
The four-day festival in Tunisia's City of Culture is organized by the Arab States
Broadcasting Union (ASBU) in cooperation with the Tunisian Radio and Tunisian
Television Establishments and in partnership with the Arab Satellite
Communications Organization (Arabsat).
The festival includes more than 110 pavilions
and 90 exhibitors, he said, noting that 700 participants from outside Tunisia took
part in the event.
The annual festival aims to achieve several
objectives, including contributing to the development of the Arab radio and TV
production and enhancing its quality so as to meet the aspirations of member
corporations and reflect the principles that underpin their work.
The festival aims also to identify and
encourage innovative and meaningful trends in radio and television production
in order to develop Arab creative energies in this field.
Representatives of ASBU member corporations
working in the fields of staging, production and preparation of programs take
part in the event alongside representatives of private Arab production
companies, news agencies, and foreign Arab-speaking radio and TV stations.
Representatives of private radio and
television networks, international radio and television unions also attend the festival.
The main competition of the festival is dedicated to
TV programs and news produced by ASBU active member and participant
The parallel competition is dedicated to programs
and news produced by private Arab television networks (non ASBU members), Arab
production companies and news agencies, as well as foreign Arabic-speaking
The Radio program competition, both main and
parallel. The competition is dedicated to radio programs and news produced by
ASBU member corporations, as regards the official competition.
The parallel competition will witness the
participation of private Arab radio stations and companies and international
Arabic-speaking production companies.
The radio program competition includes in
turn five categories of radio programs and news.
festival’s prizes and certificates of appreciation are awarded to programs and
news reports winning the first and second places in each category of television
and radio programs and news competitions.