Contrast VR, Al Jazeera’s immersive media studio, will present a unique experience of an immersive 360 degree segment during Al Jazeera Forum. This segment will not only shed light on what happens behind the scenes of news and virtual reality documentary films but also provide practical experience by presenting coverage of the stories of Syrian refugees. In addition, it will give the audience the opportunity to learn about the advantages and challenges of virtual reality and immersive technologies.

Contrast VR seeks to cover regional and international issues from a humanitarian perspective. Its most recent productions documented the war in Yemen, the crisis of the Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp and the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. Al Jazeera Media Institute shares Al Jazeera’s media experience through media development, allowing journalists and journalism and communications students all over the world to learn and benefit through Al Jazeera’s creative and innovative practices.