Dubai: The 4th edition of the Young Arab Media Leaders Program was recently concluded with the graduation of promising Arab media talents from several fields of media work from 17 Arab countries.
Members of the Program, which equipped them with new methods and techniques in professional media work, and the Arab and international media field, were graduated in the presence of Ms. Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Vice Chair of the Arab Youth Centre and others.
The Program is organized by the Arab Youth Centre (AYC) with the support of its Chairman H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
The Initiative facilitated numerous intensive workshops and meetings with elite media personalities and decision-makers in the region, and field visits to media institutions, including the Expo 2020 Media Centre.
The AYC Vice Chairman further added that, “Empowering young talent in various pivotal majors, foremost of which is the media in all its forms and tools, will enable them to be faithful carriers of success stories of their countries and present them to the world in a way that befits the new generation of talented Arab media professionals who highlight future opportunities.”
Ms. Al Mazrui praised the graduates of the 4th Edition and stressed that Arab media talents would have a strategic role in the coming period to highlight models of achievements and excellence in our Arab societies.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Abdullah Abdul Karim, Executive Director of Emirates News Agency (WAM) shared that, ” We are proud of our partnership with AYC to be part of realizing the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan aimed at empowering Arab youth in the media sector, investing in their energies and providing them with the necessary skills to upscale their careers journey.”
Mr. Abdul Karim further added that, “WAM is committed to the success of this program and its objectives, we have worked to allocate a training track for the graduates of the program that ends with their hiring them and granting them the opportunity to work in the field at Expo 2020 Dubai.”