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Bloomberg, MiSK begin course for Saudi youth

DUBAI, January 15, 2018

MiSK Foundation, a leading talent developer in Saudi Arabia and Bloomberg, a global business and financial information and news leader have begun an intensive week-long financial journalism training programme in Dubai for Saudi students.

The initiative aims to advance financial literacy and journalism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through training conducted by Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief Emeritus of Bloomberg News, and more than 20 Bloomberg journalists and analysts.

The course is based in Bloomberg’s newsroom in Dubai where students will learn Bloomberg's brand of data-driven journalism in the news organization's largest Middle East bureau. A total of 30 aspiring Saudi journalists, including 22 women and eight men are taking part. Their majors range from journalism and marketing to finance.

This follows the signing of an agreement between Bloomberg and the MiSK Foundation in November 2016 which explores a number of joint initiatives. The collaboration sees Bloomberg develop and deliver cross-disciplinary education and training programmes focused on business, economics, finance and journalism to enhance the skills and knowledge of young finance and media professionals in Saudi Arabia.

The collaboration extends Bloomberg’s global financial journalism training programmes. These include the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, the Bloomberg - UNC Business Journalism Diversity Programme in the US, the Asian College of Journalism - Bloomberg Postgraduate Programme in India and the Tsinghua University Global Business Journalism Programme in China. – TradeArabia News Service

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