A vocational training programme of workshops, practical training sessions from international leaders and hands-on journalistic endeavours designed to empower a new generation of Emirati students with the knowledge and self-confidence to become the next media voices. The annual programme has seen its graduates go on to jobs with leading outlets, creating a cross-generational network throughout the Emirati media community. The programme also sees the annual production of My News magazine and issues of the ADMAF Tribune. Over the past decade, 184 Emirati university students from HCT, ZU and UAEU have put in more than 640 hours of training. They have worked with over 95 journalists and media professionals, attended 83 media workshops, written 170 articles both in Arabic and English, and published 8 issues of My News Magazine.
Do you have the desire and curiosity to find, write and edit stories that have the potential to inform and transform the minds of readers? Are you a UAE national between the ages of 20 and 35 interested in developing your talents in media content creation, editing, and reporting? If so, then apply to be a Young Media Leader. The young media leaders’ program is an experience-based career development platform for Emirati university students and graduates to enable them to gain the passion, conviction, skills and networks to become powerful and convincing storytellers, in order to build industry focused portfolios to take their media career to the next level.