Sky News Arabia plans Emirati Media Forum workshop

Discussions will focus on the role of international media organisations in supporting local media
Mahra Al Yaqoubi, manager of Sky News Arabia’s SNAP training programme.
Mahra Al Yaqoubi, manager of Sky News Arabia’s SNAP training programme.

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At the third Emirati Media Forum, organised by Dubai Press Club, Sky News Arabia is set to host a workshop on 'The Role of International Media Organisations in Supporting Local Media’.

Held on November 4th at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the forum is expected to draw the participation of Arab and international media organisations working out of the UAE.

As moderator of the discussion, Mahra Al Yaqoubi, manager of Sky News Arabia’s SNAP training programme, will share insights on the network’s experience as an international media organisation that also works to train and empower young Arab media personnel with relevant skills and knowledge.

In addition, Sky News Arabia will host a ‘Visiting Anchor’ contest in a make-shift studio to provide university students with an opportunity to present mock news bulletins similar to real-time newscasts. The top three participants will win a chance to join Sky News Arabia’s training programme, enabling them to develop their skills across diverse media specialties.

In its third edition, the Emirati Media Forum will highlight local media issues and the role of the English-speaking media outlets in covering current affairs. The event will also examine how UAE-based media networks report from ground zero in Yemen. In addition, the forum will screen acclaimed and amateur documentaries by Emirati filmmakers.

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