• Publication date: December 19, 2011

MBC Supports the Youth Journalist Award at the Dubai Film Festival

- MBC awarded Sidra Tariq Siddiqui from the American University in Sharjah the Young Journalist Award at the Sixth Dubai Film Festival. Launched last year, MBC has tied up with this initiative to enhance

- MBC awarded Sidra Tariq Siddiqui from the American University in Sharjah the Young Journalist Award at the Sixth Dubai Film Festival. Launched last year, MBC has tied up with this initiative to enhance the local talent in filmmaking and writing. The workshops covered topics like film review and criticism, film business writing and new technologies like blogging. The workshops were open to students in the UAE who are specializing in journalism, film studies, PR or mass media and communications.

“ Participating at the Young Journalism Award workshop was a great and challenging experience, it allowed me to discover journalism in the film industry and to pursue it further in my career” said Sidra Siddiqui.” I am very grateful for the effort and support of my university, DIFF and MBC for this wonderful opportunity.”

Mazen Hayek, Group Director of Marketing, PR & Commercial at MBC Group of MBC said: “The results of the DIFF Young Journalist Award reflect the existing local talent which continuously needs to be developed and encouraged by experts in the media field.”Hayek added:” MBC will continue to foster this growth by creating opportunities in education and creativity enhancement for young arabs.”

Caption-Ashraf Younis, Senior Manager - Marketing & Communications for MBC Group, presented the award to Sidra.