Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chair of the Arab Youth Center (AYC), the second edition of the "Young Arab Media Leaders" program was introduced in Dubai today (Sunday, September 16, 2018).
Arranged by the AYC and also happening throughout two weeks, the programme attracts young media abilities as well as influencers to enhance their expertise of the field and also sharpen their abilities, which, consequently, assists develop an incorporated as well as favorable media system that guarantees the constant development of the field in the UAE. One hundred young men and women, examining media or operating in the market and also aged in between 19 as well as 30, joined the program's 2nd edition, coming from 15 Arab countries, particularly: the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Tunisia, Lebanon, as well as Sudan.
Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui, Priest of State for Young People Matters and AYC vice chair, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming this group of distinguished young media leaders from all around the Arab world. We take pride in these ambitious young professionals, in their outstanding work, and in their clear contributions to the media sector and the development process in general.”
" Their participation in the 2nd version of the ‘Young Arab Media Leaders’ program, which was developed particularly to improve their knowledge and refine their skills and innovative capacities, aids us produce a new generation of young reporters, certified to stay on top of and also gain from rapid growths in the media sector," H.E. Al Mazrui included.
" Throughout two weeks, the programme provides an incorporated version of the present Arab media industry, supplying a system for trading proficiency and benefiting from the experiences of leaders as well as pioneers in media," H.E went on to explain. "We are working to lay the foundations for the media market of the future - one that caters to the demands of the youth, continues to be in addition to the rapid transformations observed by the field taking into account technological developments, and networks youths's talents towards giving an innovation-friendly setting for their concepts."
For his component, Saeed Al Nazari, Principal Method Police Officer of the Arab Youth Facility, said: "The launch of the 2nd edition of the 'Young Arab Media Leaders' programme marks the culmination of the Arab Youth Center's initiatives over the past few months, throughout which the candidates were selected from amongst thousands of candidates, and the subjects of discussion were set to present individuals to the excellent media atmosphere, and also established visions for the future of the industry due to the widespread proliferation of social networking websites-- done in partnership with noticeable partners from leading media organisations in the Arab world."
The first day included a several of activities, consisting of a lecture qualified "The World Press", along with workshops dealing with crucial topics such as the Golden Policy of Journalism, the Fundamentals of Information, and Media as well as Social Cohesion. Day one also included a session where H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al-Attar, Director-General of the Workplace of Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of Cupboard Matters and the Future, discussed Media Soft Power.
In her speech entitled “The Future of Media”, Mina Al Oraibi, Editor-in-Chief of The National newspaper, said: "Arab youth looking to find occupations in the media sector hold a great duty to communicate the appropriate messages to the best audience at the right time. We are living in a time of quick adjustments and also the 'Young Arab Media Leaders' programme gives young media experts a possibility to develop skills that enable them to tackle such a duty and also lead the movement of sharing information that reflect a truthful truth of our society. This Program comes in a time of demand for establishing capable media ability as we encounter challenges encapsulated in the methods through which information are connected regardless of their reliability. What unites us is the Arabic language and seeing such an intense team of Arab young talent from across the area through this initiative is a real source of happiness and also hope."
The two workshops entitled “The Golden Rules of Journalism” and “The Basics of News” consisted of discussions outlining all the factors to consider and also needs at play when creating reports and publishing breaking information with electronic media outlets as well as their substantial target markets. The National's editor presented participants to standard operating procedures for rapidly and also accurately sourcing news, in addition to the very best means to employ internet search engine for that purpose.
On the sidelines of a 3rd workshop qualified “Media and Social Cohesion”, Nicolas Bellet, Director of Journalism and Media Programs at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, stated: "It's great to begin an additional edition of the 'Arab Youth Media Leaders' programme. In the next three days, we'll instruct individuals the principles of strong journalism, one that is powered by truths and not rumours. They will discover how to source and also inspect information, meeting, as well as write tales that are both engaging as well as appealing. They will additionally have the possibility to create multimedia packages on a system specially designed for the occasion. Their tales will certainly revolve around the following styles: society as well as society, gender, young people, and migration, which all drop under the umbrella of social communication where the media has a vital role to play."
The “Young Arab Media Leaders” program consists of a collection of training workshops as well as specialised courses in traditional and electronic media, which seek to refine and also establish the young individuals' skills. It additionally includes workshops as well as lectures targeting young Arab journalists, in addition to field visits to one of the most distinguished media organisations in the world, which allow the young specialists to obtain first-hand knowledge as well as insight right into media ideal methods, straight from the most famous establishments and figures.
The Arab Youth Center is working with a set of new tactical partners to organise the second edition of the program, specifically: The National Media Council (NMC), Media Zone Authority (twofour54), Dubai Media City, The National, National Geographic magazine, Forbes magazine, Edelman PR, Haykal Media, YouTube, Facebook, Pyramedia, and CNBC, in addition to the programme’s existing partners: Thomson Reuters, CNN, Bloomberg, Al Arabiya, Sky News Arabia, MBC Group, Dubai Media Inc., Abu Dhabi Media, American University of Dubai, New York University – Abu Dhabi, Twitter, UTURN, Google, Asharq Al-Awsat and Al Hayat newspaper..