For me, and other bloggers here in Doha to attend the 2nd Al Jazeera Forum, the panel that I look forward to the most will be the one on blogs. The New Media: Bloggers and Participatory Journalism panel will be the first of its kind in the Arab World, and to be frank, I was really surprised that a traditional media organization such as Al Jazeera would care enough about blogging to dedicate a whole panel for this topic. It is the very first time for me to attend an event like this, and with this big number of people here, the whole thing is just a little bit overwhelming to me. So, I’m off now to have my breakfast, and then attend the first panel this morning. Meanwhile, check out this interesting post on Kottke blog on the competition between citizen media and traditional media.