Doha, April 30 (QNA) – Qatar News Agency (QNA) on Wednesday launched the world first social news network under the name of (Maydan Qatar), out of its commitment to support the developing a knowledge-based economy in Qatar.
HE the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr. Hamad Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Launched (Maydan Qatar) in a ceremony which was attended by over 150 dignitaries from media, technology and government sectors.
The new project (Maydan Qatar) will use NewsPad technology to build knowledge societies in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Maydan Qatar aims at building a knowledge network that provides access to information and news for all involved agencies and individuals and also provides the opportunity for users to edit the content and add their own news and information in various political, economic, sport, scientific, technical or other sectors.
In a speech on this occasion, HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, said that the State of Qatar is seeking to build a knowledge-based economy which invests primarily in human resources, and where media plays an important role in providing updated accessible news and information, explaining that the launch of Maydan Qatar is a pioneering achievement being the first social news network in the world.
He explained that the new project represents an important step on the road towards development, which is pursued by QNA and enabled it to become the most important media platform in the region, in the area of news and information services as well as other activities such as children’s media and training programs for youth journalists and media workers.
He expressed hope that Maydan Qatar would achieve the desired goals in moving towards keeping abreast of professional and technical developments in the world. (MORE)