New media institute to be launched in April

March 18, 2008

Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz will open the Prince Ahmed bin Salman Institute for Applied Media on April 27, the Arab News reported today.

Prince Faisal bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG), made the announcement  yesterday.

“The institute is first of its kind in the Kingdom, and is specialized in providing technical, design and practical training to prospective journalists and mediapersons,” Prince Faisal said, as quoted in the Arab News.

Prince Faisal said the institute would serve all sectors of the media. He also praised efforts to promote the media in Saudi Arabia, noting that the Saudi media has made tremendous progress in recent years.

“This institute will be the first step toward building a base for media training that can interact with the requirements of the media industry in the Kingdom in particular and the region in general,” Prince Faisal said.

The institute was established through an alliance that aims to develop human resources in the media sector. The alliance includes the family of the late Prince Ahmed bin Salman as well as a number of media organizations such as SRMG, Al-Yamamah Press Est., Al-Jazirah Organization for Press, Printing and Publication, Dar Al-Hayat Publishing Company, Al-Yaum Press, Printing and Publishing House, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah Organization for Press, Printing & Publication, Middle East Television Group and Dallah Media Production.