KACND lauds media support in confronting challenges

Faisal Al-Muammar. (SPA)
Updated 26 July 2016
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KACND lauds media support in confronting challenges

RIYADH: The King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) has urged the media to join forces with the organization to confront the challenges faced by the nation.
KACND head Faisal Al-Muammar made this observation at a meeting with the President of the Saudi Radio and Television Authority Dr. Abdul Malik Al-Shalhoub, in the capital recently.
“The current level of national, regional and international issues require us all to unite and stand up to the challenges we face,” he said, adding that “we must work through all avenues to address extremism and intolerance.”
Al-Muammar, who is the secretary general of the organization, stressed the role of national enlightenment played by the Saudi media, which showcases images of various aspects of Saudi Arabian life to the public, domestically and internationally.
He added: “The media also works to support the security and intellectual efforts of the Kingdom by spreading the values of coexistence to address social issues. In media programs across the country, a number of scientists, intellectuals and writers are involved to help give Saudi society accurate information about current affairs.”
Shalhoub praised the KACND's role in spreading cultural and intellectual awareness through its meetings, talk shows and programs that contribute to the delivery of a civilized message of Saudi society to the public.
He said that the role is based on the foundations of national intellectual awareness, which embraces different intellectual and cultural trends and reflects the Saudi identity through its interaction with society and its promote of communication in a positive environment.
In the light of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, the media is being called to be more transparent in its conversations, visions and aspirations. Shalhoub expressed his hope that the KACND and the media would continue its important role in national dialogue.


MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

Updated 25 March 2019
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MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

  • Interns will work on entertainment mega-project
  • Program open to university seniors and new graduates

RIYADH: A new internship program for young Saudis has been launched in the Kingdom, following a partnership between Misk Foundation and the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).

The program runs from June 16 to Aug. 31, 2019, and provides an opportunity for university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya, an entertainment mega-project located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Interns will have the chance to work at Qiddiya’s corporate offices alongside professionals from around the world and will be placed across 12 departments.

They will learn and develop skills that are required to succeed in their professional lives.

They will also gain exposure to QIC’s culture and learn from executives with over 20 years of experience across several sectors. 

QIC CEO Mike Reininger said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors. This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.” 

Application to the program is open for those with fewer than two years of professional experience. Candidates must show strong academic credentials and submit a short video as part of their application.

King Salman led the Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony in front of a global audience last April.

The project is aimed at helping to stem the $30 billion a year which Saudis currently spend abroad on tourism, and has the backing of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.

It targets local, regional and international tourists and will be Saudi Arabia’s preeminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination.

It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with a total area of 334 square kilometers, surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, which is only 110 sq. km.