Mission

Media Ethics Think Tank Qatar (METT Qatar) is dedicated to

establishing ethical standards that bridge cultures through

analyzing, debating, and finding solutions for the

current ethical challenges facing the media.

2019 METT QATAR CONFERENCE 

The 2019 METT Qatar Conference will host media ethics experts from around the world,
who specialize in different ethical areas and media platforms.

  • On Day 1 of the 2019 METT Conference, each expert will participate on a panel, based on their expertise,
    to tackle the most pressing media ethics problems today. The select group of academics will discuss ethical
    standards and obstacles which relate to different regions around the world.

  • On Day 2 of the Conference, these METT Qatar experts will be divided into micro think tanks. This will result
    in the development of an ethics advisory board operating in the soon-to-open Qatar Media Hub, using the
    agreed upon code of ethics and policies. The 2019 case studies will highlight the ethical tension in the
    Middle East surrounding censorship.

Conference Program

8:45-9:00 AM

Registration

January 21, 2019

9:00-9:30 AM

Welcome

January 21, 2019

9:30 - 10:15 AM

Panel 1

January 21, 2019

10:15-10:45 AM

Break

January 21, 2019

10:45-11:30 AM

Panel 2

January 21, 2019

11:30-11:45 AM

Transition

January 21, 2019

11:45-12:30 PM

Panel 3

January 21, 2019

12:30-1:30 PM

Lunch

January 21, 2019

1:30-2:15 PM

Panel 4

January 21, 2019

2:15-2:30 PM

Transition

January 21, 2019

2:30-3:15 PM

Panel 5

January 21, 2019

3:15-3:30 PM

Transition

January 21, 2019

3:30-4:30 PM

Open Debate

January 21, 2019

4:30-5:00 PM

Break

January 21, 2019

5:00-6:30 PM

Dinner

January 21, 2019

9:00-9:15 AM

Introduction

January 22, 2019

9:15-10:15 AM

Case Study #1

January 22, 2019

10:15-10:45 AM

Break

January 22, 2019

10:45-11:45 AM

Case Study #2

January 22, 2019

11:45 AM-12:45 PM

Lunch

January 22, 2019

12:45-1:45 PM

Case Study #3

January 22, 2019

1:45-2:00 PM

Transition

January 22, 2019

2:00-3:30 PM

3:30-3:45 PM

Closing remarks

January 22, 2019

3:45-5:00 PM

Break

January 22, 2019

5:00-7:00 PM

Dinner in Doha

January 22, 2019

speakers

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