A Seminar on Social Media. As a Part of Mass Communication Department’s Activities


Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Galal Hatem, President of the College, Emirates Canadian University College organized a seminar on the role of websites and their impact on Emirati community. Website of Sharjah 24 a model. A large number of students and academics and administrative staff attended the seminar.

Dr. Haitham Al Samarrai, Head of Mass Communication Department, stressed the importance of such activities to enhance the relationship between academic institutions and labor market, in addition to linking theory and practice received by the student, especially in media and communication environment which witnesses an explosive growth and development in media production mechanisms.

Fatima Al Baloushi, head of Sharjah 24 news website, said that New Media and Social Media have become very important for media students. And that Sharjah 24 website, as the official website of the Government of Sharjah, activates its relations with traditional media institutions, where it covers news of the Emirate of Sharjah and the public affairs in the United Arab Emirates.

Al Baloushi added that Sharjah24 aims to be a reliable news reference to all events in Al Sharjah and the whole State, in addition to covering Arab and international news by providing information transparency, credibility, impartiality and objectivity, away from intolerance and prejudice.

The lecture received a great interaction and interventions of students and professors, stressing the leading role of Sharjah News 24 in establishing concepts of interactive media.