Students in Oman Complete Journalism Internships
The US State Department's, Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) High School Journalism Program is an initiative that seeks to support partnerships between newspapers and high schools to develop quality school news publications in Oman. As part of iEARN administered the program, students in Oman receive training in independent multimedia journalism, mentoring from local journalists, and the opportunity to complete a summer internship with local news agencies.
This year, thirty students from the Oman High School Journalism program completed summer internships with news agency's around the country. Participating news agency’s included: Al Watan, Al Roya, Al Shabiba, Al Zaman, and Oman Daily News. In addition, the MEPI High School Journalism program in Oman received significant support from the Oman Ministry of Education, Omani Journalism Association, and the Al Bayan Journalism College.
Through internships, students trained under experienced journalists, learned valuable lessons in communication, broadcasting, film, video and photography, and received certificates acknowledging their achievements. The experience was particularly exciting for one student who was offered one full scholarship to study journalism at Al Bayan Journalism College!