Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education will hold an award ceremony to honor the winner of the “Media Creativity Award” organized by the Media Information and Literacy program on Wednesday 14 March at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC).

The awards ceremony is part of the National Science Research Week (NSRW) events.

DCMF is participating in the NSRW events through a booth that holds variety of activities including awareness and entertainment activities to educate kids on TV presenting skills and the basics of video shooting and photography.

Through this award, the Doha Center seeks to open up opportunities for emerging media students and encourage them and encourage them to produce creative media content, as well as to enhance their skills and talents.

Students from 33 independent and private schools participated in the fourth edition of the “Media Creativity Award”, where they did their best to produce the best articles, video and audio reports.

The competition committee received many entries from junior reporters including 41 articles, 23 videos and 2 audio reports.

DCMF formed a jury to evaluate the entries which include Taysseer Abdullah Hassan, a presenter at Qatar TV, Yusuf Abdulrahman Kafoud, senior programs director at Qatar TV, Dr. Rabia Sabah Al Kuwari, media professor at Qatar University, Hanan Al Yafee, head of Monitoring and Advocacy Department at DCMF, and Hamad Al Marri, head of Administration and Financial Department at DCMF.

The jury did a thorough evaluation of the competition entries submitted by participants and adopted the final evaluations results on the issues that the competition is meant to address, including hate speech, inciting violence, fake news and the right to access to information.

The committee’s efforts focused on evaluating the participants’ entries and the extent to which they met the conditions, creative standards and technical aspects required in the competition, before they adopted the final evaluation results of the competition.

By: Aisha Sidi Ahmed