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2015 study tour showcase

To celebrate our successful 2015 pilot study tour to the UAE and Qatar, Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange held an event on 30 July to showcase the CAAR delegates’ work and thank our partners. We were honoured to welcome Mr Mohammed Al-Jabir, Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of the State of Qatar; Mr Greg Ralph, Assistant[…]

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2015 CAAR delegates on ABC Canberra

Our 2015 study tour delegates were invited into ABC Canberra radio to discuss their experience in the UAE and Qatar. Listen to the interview: The 2015 Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange study tour was supported by the Australian Commonwealth through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) flagship programs. AMEJE is extremely grateful for this support.

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QF Radio

Qatar Foundation radio broadcasts across the country in Arabic and English, offering listeners a mix of entertainment, news and information. Its morning drive programs, in particular, are popular with commuters negotiating before-work traffic. Our 2015 delegates spent an enjoyable morning at the QF Radio studios discussing media and culture with a couple of the English[…]

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Qatar government meetings

While in Doha, we were honoured to meet with several representatives of the Qatari government. The 2015 delegates were invited to discussions at the Ministry of Energy and Industry, the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Youth and Sport. Our sincere thanks to Fatima Al-Naama for[…]

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Doha News

Doha News is an extremely popular online news site, serving a mix of local, regional and international news to Qatari residents and expats. Our 2015 delegates spent a day in the Doha News newsroom doing research for stories and chatting to the small but dynamic team of journalists. They contributed to two articles: Qatar’s Health[…]

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Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera is the Middle East’s most prominent media organisation, having since 1996 played a major role in the transformation of news and television across the region. Our 2015 CAAR delegates spent three days at the Al Jazeera Network, hosted by Al Jazeera English anchor Kamahl Santamaria. In between discussions with journalists at the English-[…]

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Qatar desert tour

After a week of hard work in the UAE, our 2015 CAAR delegates were ready for a break. Upon arrival into Qatar we met our desert tour guide for an afternoon, evening and night among the country’s mountainous sand dunes. camel ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 Zac picks up the story: The[…]

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UAE cultural activities

In between working visits to newsrooms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the 2015 study tour visited a number of the UAE’s cultural sites. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi We enjoyed wandering around this stunning building for a couple of hours at dusk. mosque7 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 16 Sharjah Museum of[…]

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Sky News Arabia

Sky News Arabia is a joint venture between the British-based Sky network and Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation, broadcasting free to the MENA region via satellite. Launched in 2012, the Sky News Arabia operation is large and modern, and has quickly built a following across the region. The 2015 CAAR delegates were given a tour[…]

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Dubai News Centre

Government-owned Dubai Media Incorporated operates a large and visually stunning newsroom/studio in Dubai Media City, from which it produces news content for the company’s broad range of television channels. The 2015 CAAR delegates spent two days at the Dubai News Centre with journalists who produce Arabic- and English-language bulletins. zacscherry ◄ Back Next ► Picture[…]