Dubai Press Club & National Defense College launch

Thursday 06 October 2016

In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Media Incorporated, Dubai Press Club in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi National Defense College (NDC) and backed by the National Media Council (NMC) launched the first edition of the "Media Leadership" program today at Dubai Press Club with the participation of the heads of media organisations across the UAE.

Mona Ghanim Al Marri, President of Dubai Press Club (DPC), welcomed the participants on the first day of the Program and thanked the Abu Dhabi National Defense College for their academic support to the program by a number of highly qualified professors. She said the program, announced last May with the support of the National Media Council (NMC), aims to enhance the skills of media professionals in covering issues related to national security including its wide-ranging strategic dimensions. The program seeks to assist the participants in assessing and coping with current and future challenges, as well as responding to new regional and global developments.

The program will cover topics such as: national identity and sovereignty, the notion of state and the elements that affect them and their security, the importance of political stability in building people’s abilities, strategic thinking and how to define objectives and means of achieving it, information as a key element of national sovereignty, and strategic thinking in developing media messages.

The program also seeks to help attendees sharpen their analytical, research, critical thinking and evaluation skills in an interactive learning environment. It also aims to enable them contribute to the process for policy development and strategic national decision-making.