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NEOM, State Saudi TV launch the Digital Media Academy

NEOM, in partnership with the Radio and Television Authority in Saudi Arabia, launched the NEOM Academy for Digital Media Training initiative.

It aims to provide the latest technologies and the best international standards in media to

support future media professionals.

The project enables young people to keep pace with the rapid updates witnessed by the media arena in filming, developing and producing short video content.

The academy will provide a training program for 30 young men and women from different parts of Saudi Arabia in its pilot phase and help them develop skills and expertise.

The development of young national talents is a crucial element in the vision of the media sector at NEOM, which aims to be a regional centre and one of the largest and most influential media industries worldwide.

National talent industry

CEO of the Radio and Television Authority, Muhammad Al-Harthy, stated that the authority’s contribution to these development initiatives comes in strengthening its role in contributing to young national competencies, achieving leadership aspirations and participating in achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The program begins on 4 July, and the curriculum includes three components designed to match the accelerating pace of new media work. That will consist of training workshops, interactive seminars, and teamwork to produce media content that will cover the basics of storytelling, journalism principles, and dissemination methods in social media platforms. 

The program will conclude with the presentation of group and individual projects. The second program of its sort, offered by NEOM in collaboration with the National College of Film and Television, is a scholarship for Saudi talent to study filmmaking and get a certificate and a master’s degree.

Local talent

“Our success will largely depend on our ability to provide the media sector with the local talent it needs for long-terms,” said Wayne Borg, CEO of NEOM’s media, entertainment, culture, and fashion sectors.

It is noteworthy that the program targets Saudi youth between the ages of 22 and 35 who desire to hone their skills in digital content.

Saudi youth can register to attend the course scheduled in Riyadh starting 4 July through the following link: http://scholarships.neom.com.

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