twofour54 and AFP Foundation enter strategic partnership to deliver tailored courses in journalism for media professionals in the GCC

23 Nov 2013

The courses offered through the partnership will add to twofour54 tadreeb’s portfolio of over 200 courses

H.E. Noura Al Kaabi, Chief Executive Officer, twofour54 and Emmanuel Hoog, CEO of Agence France Presse (AFP) of AFP Foundation signed an agreement today entering into a strategic partnership which will see AFP Foundation courses in journalism – which have been especially designed for the GCC region – offered through twofour54 tadreeb, twofour54’s centre of excellence for media skills training.

AFP Foundation is part of Agence France Presse (AFP), a global news agency delivering coverage of events shaping the world. The AFP Foundation aims to train journalists around the world to cover major events and economic and social change in their own countries.

The courses offered through the partnership will add to twofour54 tadreeb’s portfolio of over 200 courses designed by highly experienced instructors who have worked in some of the most challenging and well respected media outlets across the globe.

Noura Al Kaabi, said:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with AFP Foundation to deliver courses for journalists which are bespoke made and highly relevant for journalists in the GCC region. Facilitating courses such as these helps us to reach our objective of developing and enhancing the skills of media professionals in this region. The programs will upskill established journalists and introduce new journalists to the profession, helping to create a sustainable media industry for the region and ultimately adding value to the news that the general public consume.”

Emmanuel Hoog, CEO of Agence France Presse (AFP), added:

“AFP Foundation’s partnership with twofour54 tadreeb is very exciting. The media industry in the UAE and the wider Arab world is growing rapidly. It’s very satisfying for AFP Foundation to work in partnership with twofour54 tadreeb to contribute to this growth and we look forward to developing courses especially tailored for journalists here.”

Course will include everything from: basic news writing and photography to ethics and media law and video production and editing.

Due to the importance of developing training expertise in the UAE and GCC region, the scope of the partnership includes twofour54 and AFP Foundation working together to train individuals to become local trainers of the courses.

Through its world-class and practical media courses, tadreeb has become one of the preferred training providers in the UAE and the GCC region and has trained over 6,910 delegates in the past four years. For further information about twofour54 tadreeb’s portfolio of courses in all aspects of media skills, and to enroll, see:

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