KUNA launches its 4th uni­ver­sity stu­dents jour­nal­ism pro­gram

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) has launched yes­ter­day its fourth train­ing pro­gram to qual­ify 27 uni­ver­sity stu­dents for jour­nal­is­tic skills. The pro­gram will last un­til Septem­ber 24 at the Agency’s head­quar­ters. In a speech to the stu­dents, KUNA’s Deputy Di­rec­tor Gen­eral for Edi­to­rial Af­fairs and Ed­i­tor-in-Chief Saad Al-Ali, stressed role played by me­dia in guid­ing so­ci­ety and en­hanc­ing the de­vel­op­ment process in the coun­try, as well as its lead­ing role in the process of pos­i­tive and mean­ing­ful di­a­logue among young peo­ple.

KUNA seeks to co­op­er­ate with a num­ber of dif­fer­ent bod­ies in the coun­try to or­ga­nize ef­fec­tive train­ing pro­grams for the young, Al-Ali said, point­ing out that pre­vi­ous train­ing pro­grams have achieved their ob­jec­tives. Al-Ali added that this train­ing pro­gram clearly demon­strates KUNA’s con­tin­u­ous role within its me­dia, so­cial and cul­tural re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to­wards youth. The train­ing pro­gram in­cludes lec­tures and work­shops that show the na­ture of the Agency work and guide­lines, he pointed out.

For her part, Head of Co­or­di­na­tion and Fol­low-up Depart­ment at of KUNA edi­to­rial and the gen­eral co­or­di­na­tor of the train­ing pro­gram, Hanan Al-Qaisi, praised the uni­ver­si­ties ‘keen­ness to de­velop stu­dents’ skills and trans­late their the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge on field. Al-Qaisi said that KUNA’s train­ing pro­grams comes in line with the vi­sions and aspirations of the state’s de­vel­op­ment plan to in­vest in youth. The cur­rent pro­gram in­cludes a group of stu­dents from Kuwait Uni­ver­sity and pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties who en­joy jour­nal­is­tic lean­ings and am­bi­tions. This is the fourth con­sec­u­tive train­ing pro­gram or­ga­nized by KUNA for uni­ver­sity stu­dents dur­ing the sum­mer pe­riod.

KUNA’s Deputy Di­rec­tor Gen­eral for Edi­to­rial Af­fairs and Ed­i­tor-inChief Saad Al-Ali

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