Our 2016 CAAR delegates spent three busy days visiting the Doha headquarters of Al Jazeera. Hosted by anchor Kamahl Santamaria, the delegates toured the English and Arabic studios and spent time talking to journalists and producers.
On day two, the delegates helped produce Al Jazeera English’s current affairs program Inside Story, working with the production team to research the day’s topic and write on-screen graphics.
On day three, the delegates took part in a scripting and interviewing training session at the Al Jazeera Training Centre, including a turn in the presenter’s chair in the training studio.
Our sincere thanks to Kamahl Santamaria and all at Al Jazeera for their hospitality and the opportunity to visit.
The 2016 University of Canberra study tour was supported by the Australian Government through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. AMEJE is extremely grateful for this support.