2016 in review

2016 year in review

2016 was an action-packed year for Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange. We ran two extremely successful study tours: one tour for Qatar University delegates to Australia, and one tour for University of Canberra delegates to the UAE and Qatar. Together, the study tours offered 11 promising journalism and media students from opposite sides of the globe[…]

2016 QU delegates

2016 Qatar University CAAR delegates

Ahd Mohamed is a mass communication student who is passionate about community outreach and volunteer work. She has worked as a junior reporter for the Doha Centre for Media Freedom and is currently the vice president of the Youth’s Lens initiative at the Qatar Centre for Voluntary Activities. She has also participated in and helped to[…]

Chester Ward

Chester Ward

Chester Ward is a CAAR delegate on the 2016 AMEJE study tour to Qatar and the UAE. As a member of an Australian Defence Force family, Chester has been travelling the world for most of his life. He attended boarding school in India and worked in the United States as a camp counsellor and most[…]

Helena Game

Helena Game

Helena Game is a CAAR delegate on the 2016 AMEJE study tour to Qatar and the UAE. Born and raised in Canberra, Helena has been fascinated by people and their stories her whole life. Her interest in cross-cultural communication and international issues was sparked in her final two years of school when she took Global[…]

Sarah Kleven

Sarah Kleven

Sarah Kleven is a CAAR delegate on the 2016 AMEJE study tour to Qatar and the UAE. Sarah grew up in Cooma, a small town in the Snowy Mountains, and now lives in Canberra while studying a Bachelor of Communication in Journalism and majoring in International Studies. Sarah did high school work experience at her[…]

Naomi Avery

Naomi Avery

Naomi Avery is a CAAR delegate on the 2016 AMEJE study tour to Qatar and the UAE. Born in Melbourne and raised in Canberra, and with a passion for writing and the performing arts, Naomi has dreamt of working as a journalist since the age of eight. In 2013, Naomi commenced a Bachelor of Arts[…]

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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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Zac Schroedl

Zac Schroedl is a CAAR delegate on the 2015 AMEJE study tour to the UAE and Qatar. Zac is a final-year journalism student at the University of Canberra. He is a talented creative writer, having written screenplays, a number of short fiction stories, and a children’s book. However, Zac’s real interest lies in non-fiction after[…]

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Scherry Bloul

Scherry Bloul is a CAAR delegate on the 2015 AMEJE study tour to the UAE and Qatar. Scherry’s passion for global politics and cross-cultural communication stems from her culturally diverse background and life-long drive to travel. She was born in Sydney and raised in Canberra, and is fluent in three languages.