Mohamed Zein Al-Din
The Egyptian Gazette newspaper, a subsidiary of the Dar al-Tahrir for Printing and Publishing, has welcomed a host of third-year students of the English Programme at the Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University.
The visit was part of the co-operation between the two sides aiming to help students gain experience and skills to qualify them for the labour market later on when they graduate.
The Egyptian Gazette Editor-in-Chief Mr Mohamed Fahmy, and member of Dar al-Tahrir board Mohamed Al-Manayli welcomed the visiting students at The Gazette offices.
The English programme aims in the first place to help students study state-of-the-art practical techniques of the national press., under generous supervision of Faculty of Mass Communication Dean Dr Hanan El-Geneidi, and Dr Nermin Al-Azraq, Head of the English Programme.
The visit featured a constructive dialogue on the future of print journalism, its importance, and how to achieve integration with online media, as they emerge from a single tributary.
Assistant Professor at the English Programme Dr Sarah Al-Sharif, and Teaching Assistant at the faculty Marilyn Ayman were present.
During the discsussions, The Gazette chief editor stressed that the newspaper is keen to transfer practical experiences to students at the Faculty of Mass Communication, which is integral to its social responsibility, as a national press publication.
He also explained that the coming period would see more integrated coordination between The Gazttee and the faculty, the oldest among mass media faculties in Egypt and the Arab World, to provide students with practical experiences, alongside their theoretical studies.
As part of the programme, training opportunities and journalistic translation courses will be offered, a statement by the paper said. Students will also be granted a chance to publish items in the Gazette, covering events at the faculty and the university.
Maryam Raafat, a journalist at The Egyptian Gazette, accompanied the students on a tour at the paper’s various sections, where they had first hand experience on how work is organised.
The Gazette has been published daily since 1880.