Doha Centre for Media Freedom signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Olympic Academy this morning, Monday July 16, to cooperate in the field of media training.
The MoU was signed by His Excellency Mr. Abdulrahman bin Nasser Al-Obaidan, Member of the Executive Committee and Acting Director of DCMF, and Mr. Saif Al Noaimi, Executive Director of the Qatar Olympic Academy.
During the ceremony, in his speech, His Excellency Mr. Abdulrahman bin Nasser Al-Obaidan stressed the importance of partnerships with local organizations to cooperate and develop the sports media field.
He also said that he was pleased to sign the MoU, in addition to expressing his appreciation to the important role the Qatar Olympic Academy plays in promoting sports.
Al-Obaidan said “Sports in our country is no longer a matter of entertainment or luxury, but it is now a national bet, in which the government and the sports institutions devote a great deal of attention to it, especially with Qatar hosting the World Cup 2022, in addition to the development of sports infrastructure accompanying Qatar’s Vision 2030.”
“DCMF is looking forward to increasing the sports activities in addition to organizing seminars and conferences that go around media issues, all of which welcome the addition of journalists and athletes,” he added.
Saif Mohammed Al Noaimi, Executive Director of the Qatar Olympic Academy, expressed his pleasure in signing the MoU and enhancing cooperation with DCMF. He also explained the message of the Qatar Olympic Academy, which is mainly promoting sports through partnerships with various civil society organisations including organisations in media sectors.
Al Noaimi stressed that the most important objective of the cooperation with DCMF is the programs aimed at serving the society in the sports and media fields, in addition to the development of academic sports, as well as many future joint programs between the Centre and the Academy.