Training program for Saudi journalists opens today

Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad. (Photo/Twitter)
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Updated 14 July 2020

Training program for Saudi journalists opens today

  • The training aims to develop the capacities of media professionals and journalists in dealing with human rights issues

RIYADH: Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, will inaugurate a training program for Saudi journalists and media specialists on Tuesday.
The training titled “Human-rights based approach in journalism” is being organized by the commission in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCR).
International experts from the OHCR and UN Resident Coordinator Nathalie Fustier will also attend the two-day program.
The training aims to develop the capacities of media professionals and journalists in dealing with human rights issues. It will introduce them to the international framework of human rights and sharpen their skills to tackle these issues.
On the first day, experts will focus on the international human rights law, as well as the work of the UN. The sessions will also cover legal media regulation in the Kingdom.  

On the second day, the importance of journalists’ role in promoting human rights will be highlighted.
Participants will also get to learn about the real experiences of journalists.
   

 


Saudi Arabia announces further drop in new COVID-19 cases

Updated 27 September 2020

Saudi Arabia announces further drop in new COVID-19 cases

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 317,005
  • A total of 4,683 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 28 more deaths from the coronavirus and 403 new cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 43 were recorded in Madinah, 43 in Jeddah, 32 in Makkah, 32 in Hufof, 29 in Riyadh, and 20 in Hail.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 317,005 after 600 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 4,683 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.