BBC Arabic workshops successful
Dubai, November 18, 2007
The UAE series of BBC Arabic interactive workshops for aspiring broadcasters across the Arab world, The World as You See It, has proved successful.
Students at United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain and Sharjah University in Sharjah engaged their host and BBC journalist Dr Hany El-Konayyesi, PhD, in exciting and inspiring sessions in television journalism and hands-on tutorial on how to create video packages.
Dr El-Konayyesi shared with students his expertise and his experience in journalism and took them, step-by-step, through the process of creating a short video package. The promise to feature the best work from The World as You See It sessions on the BBC added to the Emirates students’ determination to make the most of the workshops, said an official spokesman.
Dr El-Konayyesi is a senior member of the launch team for the BBC’s integrated multimedia offer in Arabic incorporating radio, TV and online. He conducted The World as You See It as part of the BBC’s ongoing programme to engage with young people from the Arab world. He described the workshops as an exciting and invigorating experience.
“It was great to meet future media professionals from the UAE. The students at United Arab Emirates University and Sharjah University showed a lot of eagerness, talent and ambition. They were really interested in my experience and asked many questions about international broadcasting. They were especially interested in the BBC’s open approach, which encourages them to contribute stories to the BBC Arabic multimedia offer including TV, radio and online,” said Dr El-Konayyesi.
Visitors to the BBC Arabic award-winning website, bbcarabic.com, can access many of the students’ contributions in the months ahead. Meanwhile the next stop for The World as You See It is King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.- TradeArabia News Service