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Sharjah Media Centre Hosts International Media Delegation

Sharjah Media Centre (SMC), the communication arm of the Government of Sharjah, in collaboration with the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority(SCTDA),today receiveda 16-member international media delegation comprising representatives from Germany, Russia, China, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The media delegation is in Sharjah as special invitees tothe 10-day Sharjah Water Festival that is currently underway and will run until 25 December.

Osama Samra, Director of Sharjah Media Centre,welcomed the delegation tothecentre and briefed the visitors on its mission, vision and goals that contribute to the development of the media landscape in Sharjah.

Samra said: "We are pleased to receive media delegations from around the world and familiarise them with Sharjah and itsrapidly evolving media sector.Our initiative to invite journalists to the centre comes out of our objectivetofacilitatethe media to generate a comprehensive and accurate reportage on Sharjah.

“We leveraged the visit of the international delegation to the centre to highlightits role and resources. It also gave us the opportunity to outline our recently unveiled membership programme thatprovidesmedia-persons and aspiring journalists with access toauthentic information and cutting-edge technology for the effective dissemination of news."

Sharjah Media Centre offers three categories of memberships: honorary, active and academic.

Individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the media sector, Sharjah Media Centre or to public welfare could qualify for the honorary membership. These members are selected by the centre’s board of directors.

The active membership is open to residents living in the UAE and employed as reporters, editors, photographers, librarians, programmers, producers, publishers or graphic artists at radio stations, television stations, on-line news services, as well as daily, weekly and monthly news publications or news services and bureaus located or based in the Sharjah area.

The third category of membership – academic - is open to journalism students and faculty members in Sharjah and the wider UAE. Full-time faculty members of journalism at the university, college or high school level are also eligible to apply for membership.

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