KUNA launches its 4th university students journalism program
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