SHARJAH- H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC), chaired on Thursday, at Al Badayer Retreat in Al Madam, the first meeting of the Sharjah Media Council for the year 2022.

During the meeting, the council discussed a number of media issues and ways to advance media institutions in the Emirate of Sharjah through the implementation of plans and strategies, emphasising the important role of media in achieving knowledge and social development, raising awareness and driving investment.

The council reviewed the project of designing organisational structures and job descriptions for media units of local departments in the Government of Sharjah. The project includes guidelines for non-media organisations which planned to develop the administrative organisation of their media units.

The council was briefed on the final stages of the draft guide for social media platforms in the government agencies of the Emirate of Sharjah, which will contribute to organising the management of government social platforms to achieve their media and interactive role.

The SMC was also briefed on the reports of the media organisations affiliated with the council, which included the work progress and statistics of the programmes and activities implemented last year, in addition to plans for events, programmes and initiatives for the current year.

On the sidelines of the council meeting, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi visited the TV studio located in Al Badayer and affiliated to the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority.

He listened to a detailed explanation about the studio's facilities, modern technologies that help the work teams to implement the best television programmes.

The studio includes all modern media facilities for photography, audio technologies, and technical equipment for production and directing.

The meeting of the council was attended by Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams); Mohammed Hassan Khalaf, Director-General of Sharjah Broadcasting Authority; Tariq Saeed Allay, Director-General of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB); Rashid Abdullah Al Obed, Director of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority; Shehab Ahmed Al Hammadi, Director of Shams; Alia Bu Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Director of SGMB; Hassan Yaqoub Al Mansouri, Secretary-General of the SMC; and Hessa Al Hammadi, Assistant Secretary-General of the SMC.


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