World-class applied media institute opened in Riyadh

April 28, 2008

Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz formally inaugurated the Prince Ahmed bin Salman Applied Media Institute in Riyadh last night.

The world-class institute is the first media training facility of its kind in the Arab world with technical, design and practical training for prospective members of the media. It is expected to open a new era in Saudi mass communication with its diverse international courses in print and broadcast media.

The institute has received major funding from Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG). It 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.