The Sheikh Zayed Festival witnesses the completion of the training program for young media leaders, conducted by WAM and Arab Youth Center.

ABU DHABI, 19th March, 2020 (WAM) — The Emirates News Agency, WAM, in cooperation with the Arab Youth Center, concluded a training program for graduates of the Young Arab Media Leaders Program at the Sheikh Zayed Festival.

The program launched on November 18, 2022 and continued until the 18th of this month, as it attracted a group of young Arab media talents to participate in the media coverage of the festival’s activities throughout its days.

The graduates of the Young Arab Media Leaders Program participating in the program succeeded in producing about 50 photo reports during the festival, during which they reviewed the momentum of the events it hosted, and shed light on its important role in highlighting the richness of Emirati culture and the authentic customs and traditions well-established in society.

His Excellency Mohammed Jalal Al Raisi, Director General of the Emirates News Agency, WAM, confirmed that the implementation of the training program at the Sheikh Zayed Festival gave the participating youth an inspiring platform for creative and qualitative work. He said: We were keen, through our cooperation with the Arab Youth Center, to launch this training program, which provided the opportunity for several months for a constellation of Arab media talents to present innovative and unique media content about the festival and the rich and diverse activities it includes.

His Excellency thanked the Arab Youth Center for its permanent cooperation with the Emirates News Agency on the media level, noting that the two sides succeeded during the period of Expo 2020 Dubai in implementing a distinguished program for young Arab media cadres, and this cooperation continued during the Sheikh Zayed Festival, during which Arab youth succeeded. In producing a distinguished group of illustrated media reports that reflected their skills and abilities.

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Al-Raisi praised the efforts of the Arab youth who participated in this training program and their keenness to provide distinguished media content that reflects the importance of the festival and its important role in consolidating our authentic values, customs and traditions.

In turn, Sadiq Jarrar, Executive Director of the Arab Youth Center, said that the center is keen, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Diab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and head of the Arab Youth Center, to provide qualitative opportunities for young people to translate their talents and skills into creations and achievements.

He pointed out that the cooperation between the Arab Youth Center and the Emirates News Agency “WAM” resulted in the involvement of a group of graduates of the Center’s “Young Arab Media Leaders” program in the continuous coverage of a qualitative, culturally and socially distinguished event such as the “Sheikh Zayed Festival” and contributed to the embodiment of the legacy of the late founding father. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God rest his soul” and the originality of the UAE society, and enabled young creators to capture its most beautiful features and value.

He stressed the importance of creating influential and meaningful media content using various advanced, digital and new media tools to present the correct image of our culture, tell our stories, introduce the world to our identity and its human dimensions, and highlight the UAE model as an inspiring Arab and international success story, pointing to the center’s commitment to continue strengthening its strategic partnerships that expand areas of achievement and innovation. And excellence for young people in all fields.

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