Doha Centre for Media Freedom and Dhreima (Qatar orphan foundation) signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to develop journalism among the youth and implement the Media Literacy programme.
The MOU was signed between Jan Keulen, the General Director of DCMF and Khalid Kamal, the Executive Director of Dhreima.
Speaking in front of journalists and member of the two organisations, Jan Keulen said, “I am very happy that Dhreima is supporting Media Literacy, the world nowadays is inundated by new media, messages and information, so media should be part of the education in order to understand this world”. He also pointed out that the Media Literacy programme has been implemented in 42 schools around Qatar, making it a unique initiative in the region.
Around 20 children from Dhreima between the ages of 8 to 14 years will benefit from the programme this year. The first set of classes will be held on October 22 and 23.
“Children of Dhreima are lucky to take part in this local programme, it will open up new horizons. They will be the next generation of junior reporters and it will give them self-confidence” said Khalid Kamal speaking on the occasion.
During the ceremony, DCMF junior reporters showcased a video about the Media Literacy programme and also conducted interviews with the officials.
DCMF and Dhreima signed a one year MOU and will promote this programme locally throughout the year.
Through the Media Literacy programme, DCMF wants to create awareness among the youth on the use of news and analysing media content. This project should help them develop their analytical skills and their curiosity.