FaceOf: Sameera Madani, Saudi journalist

Sameera Madani
Updated 19 November 2018

FaceOf: Sameera Madani, Saudi journalist

  • Madani began her career as a journalist at Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper
  • Madani holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz University

Sameera Madani is a Saudi journalist and TV broadcaster and a winner of the Best Arab Broadcaster Award 2018. 

She is currently working as a broadcaster for the MBC group. 

Madani began her career as a journalist at Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper. She later became the head of the female section at the newspaper. 

Madani later joined the Saudi National TV channel where she hosted a morning show, which was her first TV appearance. In December 2011, she joined the MBC group and became one of the hosts of the Kalam Nawaem talk show. 

The show is considered one of the top 10 shows in the Arab region. It highlights different social issues in the Arab world. She also works for the morning show Sabah Al-Khair Ya Arab from Jeddah studios. 

Madani was the first female Saudi correspondent to cover Saudi Arabia’s Operation Decisive Storm from the Saudi-Yemeni border. 

She also has been a columnist for some publications such as Rotana Magazine and Elaph Electronic newspaper. 

Madani holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz University. 

Moreover, she has participated in and organized several social and educational events and projects. In addition to her career in the media, she works as a family specialist at Smow Al-Fikr Center in Jeddah.

The third Arab Women’s Festival for Creativity held in the Media City in Cairo, awarded Sameera Madani with the Best Arab Broadcaster Award of 2018. 

“The journalist does not think of any prize and does not prepare for it; a journalist should only do his or her work conscientiously knowing that it will be appreciated one day,” she said commenting on her achievement. 


Space program to establish national training base

Updated 18 February 2020

Space program to establish national training base

  • The program also aims to create a prosperous educational environment in the Kingdom by establishing a stimulating and enabling environment for the space sector to be a platform that launches economic and scientific paths

RIYADH: The Space Generations Program (Ajyal) launched by the Saudi Space Commission will contribute towards establishing a national base for human capital in the space sector, said Abdul Aziz Al Al-Sheikh, CEO of the Saudi Space Commission.

The program, he said, encourages interest in scientific research and learning various sciences in the areas of innovation: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM).

Al-Sheikh added that the program was striving to cooperate with specialized academic circles to achieve further progress in research related to space science and its applications.

The program also aims to create a prosperous educational environment in the Kingdom by establishing a stimulating and enabling environment for the space sector to be a platform that launches economic and scientific paths.

“We derive our inspiration from the experience of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Space Commission, and his team, who were passionate, creative and determined to reach space,” said Al-Sheikh.

He added that the scientific team that supported the prince’s journey included a group of scientists as well as the most skilled technicians, designers and creative thinkers who contributed to achieving this dream.

The CEO said that the success of the trip was a result of the efforts of the entire team. “The Saudi Space Commission seeks to form a similar dream team that contributes to achieving our ambitious vision for the future of the space sector in the Kingdom,” he added.

Director general of the Space Generations Program, Ilham Al-Harbi, explained that the program had a comprehensive set of goals and strategic visions that aim to instill inspiration in generations to achieve leadership in space science.

She said that the program also aimed to build and develop future generations of Saudi space scientists and turn their dreams into a reality.