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First Jewish media summit started on Sunday

SAJR editor Geoff Sifrin & online editor Ant Katz joined a gathering of over 100 top Jewish media professionals in Jerusalem to discuss some of the major topics facing Israel & the Diaspora. Among the topics are: The role of Jewish media in maintaining Jewish life; Israel’s image problem; Jewish media coverage of Israel; New economic models for Jewish media; the joint initiative of the Israeli government & world Jewry. Watch for Sifrin and Katz's reports...
by STAFF REPORTER | Jun 20, 2014

More than 100 correspondents, editors, bureau chiefs and publishers of many of the top Jewish media outlets in the world, gathered in Jerusalem for the first Jewish Media Summit (JMS) on Sunday, according to a media release.

Over 25 countries are represented at the gathering which was organised by the Government Press Office, the Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in co-operation with the Ministry of Tourism, JNF-KKL and the Jewish Agency.

The gathering is designed to bring together top Jewish media professionals and discuss some of the major topics facing Israel and the Diaspora. Among the topics are: The role of Jewish media in maintaining Jewish life; Israel’s image problem; Jewish media coverage of Israel; New economic models for Jewish media; the joint initiative of the Israeli government and world Jewry, and more.

SA Jewish Report editor Geoff Sifrin and online editor Ant Katz, attend from South Africa.

Israel’s top leaders took part in this important gathering including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Israeli President Shimon Peres; Israeli President-Elect Reuven Rivlin; Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein; Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett; Chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky and more.

* For a complete schedule, further information on the summit, log on to the Conference’s website: http://www.jms.org.il/. The majority of the proceedings will be broadcast live on the site.

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