The Doha Centre for Media Freedom recently conducted a trip for schoolchildren to visit Qatar News Agency QNA and to meet some of the organisation’s senior officials.
Ten students from Arqam Academy and four from the Amna bint Wahab School for Girls participated in the visit, which was organised as part of DCMF's media literacy programme.
The students met with many of the agency's senior staff, including head of the media relations department, Ibrahim al Obaidly.
Head of the children's website, Khadjia Husain gave a presentation on the site and the services and information it provides. Students were then taught about how the agency works in terms of broadcasting, editing and production and were also given an insight into the importance of social media, discussing the impact of Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms to delivering news.
The participating schools were also presented with a memento by assistant director of media relations, Sheikh Ahmad bin Faisal al-Thani.
Head of DCMF's media literacy programme, Rania Khaled al-Hussaini stated: “I am thrilled that we have managed to cooperate with such a well respected institution like QNA.”
“The collaboration is for students in Qatar to enhance their understanding of the media through the media literacy programme at DCMF.”
“Media Literacy is a programme for students and young people interested in Media " she said, adding “cooperating with QNA is an honour for all the staff at DCMF.”