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30 Arab intellectuals to take part in Souk Okaz
Culture & Education | Thursday 4 August, 2016 10:00 am
Thirty prominent Arab intellectuals and men of letters will participate in seven cultural seminars to be held on the sidelines of Souk Okaz Festival, which has become a major tourist attraction in the Kingdom. The seminars will start on Aug. 11, two days after the festival’s opening. The...
More than 44,000 schools projected to be set up by 2020
Culture & Education | Wednesday 3 August, 2016 7:51 am
As part of a school construction project across the GCC region, more than 44,000 new schools are expected to be built in the Kingdom by 2020. In totality, the project will involve the construction of 50,000 new schools throughout the Gulf region over the next four years. This project comes as...
Universities urged to hire Saudis with advanced degrees
Culture & Education | Wednesday 3 August, 2016 7:47 am
The growing number of doctorate and masters degree holders at the government employment scheme Jadara has prompted the Ministry of Civil Service to ask the Ministry of Education to instruct Saudi universities to hire these applicants in place of foreign employees.  Communication between the...
CNN Freedom Project to reach more audiences through CNN Arabic
Culture & Education | Monday 1 August, 2016 12:26 pm
The CNN Freedom Project - CNN’s long-running editorial initiative dedicated to ending modern day slavery - will reach new audiences by launching on CNN Arabic.   With a remit to enact change, educate and advocate against human trafficking, CNN Freedom Project on CNN Arabic will...
Doha Film Institute chooses 4 short films by Qatari directors for Qatari Film Fund Spring 2016 grants
Culture & Education | Wednesday 27 July, 2016 12:05 pm
The Doha Film Institute has announced the grantees of its Qatari Film Fund as part of the Spring 2016 cycle. Four short films by Qatari directors have been selected for this grant cycle, which will cover development, production, post-production, mentorship, and equipment & production support...
MBC entertainment and satirical shows dominate social media engagement this Ramadan
Culture & Education | Sunday 17 July, 2016 10:03 am
The Holy month of Ramadan is an important time for television viewership in the Middle East, with a huge surge in TV viewership, particularly, for Arabic dramas. However, according to Meltwater, a global media intelligence firm, an analysis of social media reactions around popular MBC TV...
OSN brings the largest roster of Emmy nominees
Culture & Education | Sunday 17 July, 2016 2:20 am
With the 68th Emmy Awards nominations announced, OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network, has underlined its reputation as the first-choice for award-winning exclusive and first content with the largest roster of Emmy nominees in its programming.    Anthony Anderson and...
Ashridge faculty highlights key factors for women’s career success in the Middle East
Culture & Education | Thursday 14 July, 2016 1:04 pm
Fiona Elsa Dent and Viki Holton, both faculty at Ashridge Executive Education and authors of ‘How To Thrive and Survive As A Working Woman: The Coach Yourself Toolkit’ shares their perspectives on career issues faced by women in the Middle East based on their experience of working with...
Omar Samra climbs his biggest mountain and discovers one answer to life's most important question
Culture & Education | Wednesday 13 July, 2016 4:56 pm
Omar Samra is a father, adventurer, mountaineer, entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and future astronaut. He is the first Egyptian to climb Mount Everest, the 7 Summits and ski to both the Geographic South and North Pole.   In 2009, he left behind a corporate career in finance and...
Pearson launches “Intelligence Unleashed: An Argument for AI in Education” in Middle East.
Culture & Education | Tuesday 12 July, 2016 7:12 am
In a world where digital tools support virtually every part of our lives, why is it that the full power of such tools has yet to be unleashed to those who might benefit most - educators and learners? In the latest of its series of publications concerning digital learning, Intelligence Unleashed: An ...