Training for social media journalism organised

MUSCAT: The Government Communication Centre organised a training programme to enable social media journalism in the Sultanate in the presence of Dr Abdul Munim bin Mansour al Hasani, Minister of Information, and a number of blogs news sites in the Sultanate. The programme, which ends today includes a number of working papers submitted to speakers from the Sultanate and abroad to provide a focused material that enriches the outcome of these blogs.
The first day of the training programme included a presentation by Badr bin Abdullah al Hinai, Director-General of Communications at the Government Communication Centre, which addressed the objectives of this programme, which included enabling the blogs and news sites to create authentic content and enable them to manage it professionally, in addition to smartly dealing with circulated news, and verifying their sources. The Centre also aims to organise this programme to open channels directly with these blogs and to identify the challenges they face.
The paper submitted by Dr Hussein al Ghaferi, a lawyer and international lawyer and arbitrator specialising in information technology laws, in his paper that had the title ‘e-publication Organising Law’, including the Law on Combating IT Crimes and the Press and Publication Law. Dr Jassim bin Mohammed al Shaikh, an academic and media expert submitted a paper entitled Mobile Journalism in which he discussed the transformation of journalism from its traditional style to the modern style through social networks. — ONA