Al Jazeera Forum is the flagship event of Al Jazeera Media Network. It is a unique opportunity through which Al Jazeera showcases its contribution to the world of media and politics. The forum has been running for twelve years and has quickly grown from a local activity gathering dozens of guest speakers to an international event bringing together hundreds of participants. Within a few years, it became an essential part of the international conference calendar with its own flavour and reputation. The first seven editions of the forum were organised by the network’s international relations department. Since 2014, Al Jazeera Centre for Studies has hosted this event and developed its in terms of content, format, structure and organisation.

Building on the success of the last eleven forums, and keeping in line with Al Jazeera Media Network’s vision to expand dialogue between intellectuals, politicians, policy makers and media experts to provide in-depth understanding of developments around us, this year’s annual forum will discuss the trajectories of and obstacles to change in the Arab world since the start of the Arab revolutions.