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Qatar News Agency (QNA) inaugurated the QNA Training Hall at the agency’s headquarters in Al Dafna district, Doha, on Saturday.

The inauguration comes in line with QNA’s vision to develop its cadres and raise their efficiency by offering specialised quality training programmes presented by professional trainers and experts.

Director-General of Qatar News Agency (QNA) Ahmed bin Saeed Al Rumaihi inaugurated the hall in the presence of several QNA officials.

Speaking on the occasion, Rumaihi stressed that this step comes within the framework of the QNA’s plans and aspirations to create a creative journalistic environment through continuous training that keeps pace with the latest developments and in accordance with best practices in the media field.

He added that QNA would spare no effort in providing the most qualified lecturers and trainers in various media disciplines and adhere to standards of quality, performance and excellence, in addition to employing its theoretical and practical expertise in journalism that extends for nearly half a century.

“Training is one of the main pillars that media institutions need amid the rapid developments in the media field at the global level, in addition to keeping pace with the country’s great developments in journalism and media, which requires qualifying cadres and building media capacities in various agencies,” he said.

He said the QNA Training Hall would train press and media graduates who wish to join QNA or media, communication and public relations departments in other institutions across the country.

QNA training official Khadija Hussein Abdullah said the hall consists of two rooms, each with 20 seats for 20 affiliates and is currently designated for QNA’s employees to raise their efficiency and development through the specialised trainers and experts from inside Qatar.

She added that the hall is equipped with the latest equipment and technologies to provide professional courses in an integrated professional training environment.

On the sidelines of the opening, a specialised training course entitled ‘Preparing financial accounts using Excel’ was held for QNA’s employees in cooperation with the Institute of Public Administration at the Civil Service and Government Development Bureau.

A training workshop on artificial intelligence was also held in cooperation with Microsoft Qatar to educate the QNA’s employees on the latest uses of robot journalism advanced technology, which performs all journalistic duties, including editing and publishing the news and selecting pictures or videos for the news. This technology is also used to verify information and pictures and to translate different languages.

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