SPC organizes workshops for schoolchildren as part of “Ithmar”
Sharjah 24: The Sharjah Press Club (SPC) of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) organized a series of training workshops at the Al Majaz Amphitheater from 29 to 30 June as part of the fourth edition of the “Ithmar” media training for young people, in partnership with the Job Shadow Programme, of the government of Sharjah with the participation of 23 students.
The workshops focused on a number of aspects of journalistic and media work, through training courses to improve and refine the media skills and abilities of young people.
Asma Al Juwaied, Director of the Sharjah Press Club, reviewed the aims and objectives of the “Ithmar” initiative and its future program, highlighting the Club’s desire to promote and disseminate media literacy among young people and to motivate them to join journalism and the media professions. The Ithmar program aims to build media skills and encourage young people to choose media as a career in line with the guidelines and directives of the emirate’s visionary leaders, she added.
Al Juwaied said: “The Ithmar program is one of Sharjah Press Club’s flagship initiatives, aimed at identifying and nurturing promising media talent among the young generation aged 10-17 through an interactive approach that blends training and knowledge. with pleasure. The current version of the program is unique, thanks to our partnership with the Job Shadow Programme, which represents a qualitative complement to the initiative and raises the quality of the supports provided to young trainees.
Aisha Al Kaabi, an executive at the Sharjah Government Media Office, presented an overview of the Job Shadow program, its objectives and various training modules, expressing her confidence that the program would help improve and develop skills. some participants. It is led and supervised by a group of specialists and experienced members of SGMB staff, to share their years of experience and ideas in the media with the participating students.
Hussain Al Mulla of SGMB presented a workshop on media presentation techniques and commentary focusing on the differences between TV and radio broadcasting mechanisms using various tools and methods according to different texts and contents of media materials . He also touched on the method of recording and delivering videos as well as presenting and delivering on camera in the studio highlighting the importance of mastering language skills in broadcasting.
SGMB’s Matar Al Hosani presented a training workshop titled “Using a Smartphone for Media Coverage”, during which he discussed the best ways and techniques for live reporting on a smartphone or shooting videos and images for media coverage.
The “Cinema Talents” section presented the participants’ progressive observations of their talents, and the mistakes they made.
The training sessions also included a field trip to the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority building, with the aim of gaining hands-on experience and learning on the job how television programs are made, news is presented and the broadcasters prepare their programmes.
It should be noted that this is the fourth edition of SPC’s Ithmar programme. The program that received a huge response from media-loving students. The program targets students between the ages of 10 and 17 and is organized in cooperation with numerous partners and experienced media professionals and journalists.