The partnership is also set to establish a regional office and a media academy.
Media City Qatar has signed a strategic partnership with pan-European television news network Euronews. The agreement is seen as an important milestone in Media City’s efforts to attract key media networks to Qatar.
The agreement will lead to the establishment of a regional office and a media academy in Media City Qatar, with the aim to build the capacity of young media professionals and students.
The training academy will provide a state-of-the-art e-learning platform through which modules and live trainings will be available in both English and Arabic. The regional office will deliver onsite trainings and will work closely with local universities to offer lectures, mentoring and internships through teams of experts both in Doha and Lyon, where the Euronews headquarters are located.
Speaking about the partnership, Mohammed Al Sada, CEO of Media City Qatar, said: “This partnership is an important step in establishing Media City as one of the most popular destinations for world-renowned media institutions and technology companies. We are looking for more strategic partnerships of this kind and hope that this will lead to greater development of the media sector across the region.”
Michael Peters, CEO of Euronews, added: “We are proud to partner with Media City Qatar to launch our ambitious Euronews Academy programme in the region. Euronews has been an example of trustworthy, fact-based, impartial journalism for nearly three decades. We appreciate the opportunity to share our expertise and know-how with young generations of budding media professionals in Qatar.”