Aljazeera Media Institute celebrates its twentieth anniversary

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Aljazeera Media Institute celebrates its twentieth anniversary


AJMI - Doha

Aljazeera Media Institute held this Sunday morning, February 25th/2024, a celebration on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its founding. The celebration was distinguished and honored by the presence of Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aljazeera Media Network, Dr. Mustafa Souag, Acting Director General of Aljazeera, and a distinctive number of guests, directors of Aljazeera Media Network sectors and colleague staffs of various departments.

At the start of her speech on this occasion, Mrs. Iman Al-Ameri, Director of Aljazeera Media Institute, said that “the Institute was placed at the top of Aljazeera priorities because talent that we do not pledge to care withers, and because instability is the only constant in the profession of journalism, and because excellence which doesn’t come from a vacuum must be protected to ensure that its continuation is not left to chance."

 Al-Ameri added that in twenty years of training, the Institute held "about 6,500 training courses certifying around 75,500 trainees, one-third of this number are Qatari nationals and more than 21,000 of them are employees of Aljazeera."

The director of Aljazeera Media Institute confirmed that the Institute "is fully geared up to keep pace with the rapid development in the field of journalism profession by periodically organizing conferences and forums to review and discuss the current and future of the profession, and to bring together field journalists and actual journalist practitioners with academic experts, and allow the media and major technical companies to sit under one roof to discuss unforeseen challenges and opportunities and at the same time considering implications of integrating technology into journalism."

In her speech, Al Ameri announced that "Aljazeera Institute has won seven new gold awards, three of them from VIDDY International Awards, and four of AVA prestigious Awards, stressing that these awards real appreciation and a deserved culmination to the hard work and great achievements of the Institute during twenty years of training and development.

It is noteworthy that Aljazeera Media Institute won six prestigious awards during the last quarter of the previous year and the beginning of this year including 4 Marcom Awards, Stevie Award, and Creativity in Community Development Award.