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‘AJMI has trained over 50,000 in 16 years’

‘AJMI has trained over 50,000 in 16 years’

Tribune News Network
Doha
Al Jazeera Media Institute (AJMI) on Wednesday celebrated its 16th anniversary in the presence of Dr Mostefa Souag, director-general of Al Jazeera Media Network, directors of the network’s various channels and divisions, broadcasters, trainers and trainees.
In his speech, Dr Souag praised Al Jazeera Media Institute’s role and achievements over the past years in the field of media training. The figures achieved by the institute are worthy of pride, he said, calling for maintaining and strengthening this leadership.
Dr Souag expressed his happiness to attend a celebration that combined information, humour and fun, stressing that the occasion represents an opportunity to review the performance of the institute and look forward to its future.
Mounir Daymi, director of the Institute, said more than 50,000 trainees have been trained over the past 16 years, including around 16,000 Qataris. Moreover, the institute has organised more than 4,500 training courses during the same period, he said.
“The institute also launched the Al Jazeera Ambassadors Initiative, which benefited thousands of trainees across the world, along with more than 40,000 e-learning platform participants,” he said.
Daymi spoke about the institute’s ‘Media for Development’ initiative started in early 2019, which aims to support and develop media professionals and media organisations in Arab and developing countries. The initiative has benefited five countries so far, he said, pointing out that during the past year alone, the institute has trained 2,799 Qataris.
A series of video clips and promos were also presented during the ceremony, and the statistics reviewed the institute’s achievements during the past period.
On the sidelines of the ceremony, the institute launched the ‘Brevity in Journalism’ guide by Sayed Ahrimu, which is based on real examples of summarised news stories without compromising their meaning. By issuing this guide, the institute seeks to establish a distinction between language as an aesthetic vessel that lends authenticity to the journalistic story and language as a burden on the profession.
The institute also launched a new course, titled ‘The Privileged Broadcaster’s Briefcase’, on its e-learning platform, which is presented by Al Jazeera Arabic Channel broadcasters Mohamed Krichen, Iman Ayad and Salma al Jamal.

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