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THE MEDIA - NATIONAL MEDIA COUNCIL

NMC launches Youth Media Council

Posted on 22/06/2017

The National Media Council, NMC, has announced the formation of the ‘Youth Media Council', aimed at boosting participation of young media professionals in the mainstream media of the country. "The launch of the Youth Media Council is a testament to the firm belief in youth's capabilities by boosting their participation in this dynamic field, and providing them with a platform to present innovative ideas that will enrich the UAE media sector," said Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrui, Minister of ...  >>MORE

National Media Council hosts Colombian Association for Press and Media delegation

Posted on 10/05/2017

The National Media Council, NMC, has hosted a delegation from the Colombian Association for Press and Information. The delegation toured the UAE from 7th to 9th May and was led by Gustavo Kassobwina, Executive President of the Association. The delegation was introduced to some of the successes the UAE has registered in various sectors, including the media, economy, education, and renewable energy. The visit also covered cooperation, joint activities, and initiatives that promote collaboration ...  >>MORE

National Media Council organises workshop to introduce its smart services

Posted on 04/04/2017

The National Media Council, NMC, yesterday organised a workshop to introduce its smart services to the public at the 5th Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition, DIGAE 2017. The workshop seeks to highlight the Council's role in supporting the national media industry and keeping it up to date with the developments that have taken place in recent years. Hosted by NMC's Director of Media Content, Naser Al Tamimi, the workshop introduced the smart electronic portal that the Council ...  >>MORE

Smart Media: National Media Council to ‘Digitise’ Sector with New Applications

Posted on 03/04/2017

The National Media Council (NMC) unveiled a set of new smart applications as it took part in the 5th Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition, DIGAE 2017, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The new applications seek to improve the Council's services to the public in a way that keeps pace with the rapid developments in the way news is covered and reported. The NMC is ...  >>MORE

National Media Council joins Year of Giving Efforts, calls on workers nation-wide to Join "Walk to Give" Initiative

Posted on 02/03/2017

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of the National Media Council (NMC), launched the "Walk to Give" initiative at a Council board meeting held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Employees and workers from the media sector across the UAE are invited to take part in the initiative, which the Council is set to organise on Friday, March 17, 2017, and which goes to support the Year of Giving 2017. Dr. Al Jaber has stressed that the initiative seeks to shed light on ...  >>MORE

NMC and ADU cooperate to provide media training for Emirati students

Posted on 22/02/2017

The National Media Council, NMC, and Abu Dhabi University, ADU, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation and partnership between the two institutions in areas of mutual interest and expertise. The MoU aims to boost efforts in developing media and communication skills, enhancing the capabilities of national cadres and empowering communications students. It is a reflection of the keenness of both parties to provide better education and training opportunities for Media ...  >>MORE

Year of Giving Retreat exemplifies UAE's unique values of dialogue, says acting NMC Director-General

Posted on 02/02/2017

The declaration by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan that the year 2017 is to be the "Year of Giving" is a continuation of the UAE's long-standing strategy to promote humanitarian giving as a key pillar of the national policy, said Mansour Al Mansouri, acting Director-General of the National Media Council, NMC. 'The UAE has always been at the forefront of countries that pay significant attention to giving, and the Year of Giving initiative is providing all segments of ...  >>MORE

National Media Council to set up UAE pavilion at EXPO 2017 Astana in February

Posted on 17/01/2017

The National Media Council will start work on the design and installation of the UAE pavilion in February at the EXPO 2017 Astana, in Kazakhstan, after it received the site from the organising committee. The expo, themed "Future Energy" will be held from 10th June to 11th September, 2017, in the capital city of Astana. The UAE pavilion will be among the largest at the Astana Expo, spread over 98,662 square metres. Dr. Mohamed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan, welcomed ...  >>MORE

National Media Council Implemented a host of initiatives and legislations to improve the media sector in 2016

Posted on 15/01/2017

Mansour Al Mansouri, Director General of National Media Council, stressed that 2016 was a breakthrough year for National Media Council in terms of the implementation of many major initiatives, legislations, performance development strategies and services provided to stake holders. Al Mansouri said the various initiatives implemented last year were aimed at enhancing the standards of the media sector in the country and that these were done in coordination with national media institutions, which ...  >>MORE

National Media Council organises a workshop on news copyrights

Posted on 03/01/2017

The National Media Council organised a workshop in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy entitled " Is there a legal protection for media news" discussing copyrights. The workshop was moderated by Lt. Colonel Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Maeeny, Head of Innovation Centers Department in Dubai Police. The workshop was organised within the framework of the Council's efforts to promote media culture and enhance the media sector in the UAE and achieve cooperation between all related institutions. ...  >>MORE

NMC, UAE Journalists Association highlight creative leadership in journalism, new media

Posted on 29/12/2016

One hundred and fifty journalists from various media organisations operating in the UAE attended two workshops, held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to highlight the topic of the foundations of creative leadership in journalism and new media. The two-day workshops which concluded yesterday were organised by the National Media Council, NMC, and the UAE Journalists Association in co-operation with the UAE's telecom provider Etisalat, to address issues such as the main foundations of new media, management ...  >>MORE

NMC, Education Ministry launch reading contest

Posted on 07/11/2016

A new contest aimed at encouraging students to improve their speed-reading skills has been launched by the National Media Council (NMC) and the Ministry of Education. Contestants in "The Radar of Reading" are required to read a number of articles from newspapers or parts of Arabic books within a certain period of time. The ability to speed-read, complexity of grammar and spelling, as well as comprehension of the involved texts are among the criteria on which the judging panel will determine ...  >>MORE

NMC participates in SIBF

Posted on 03/11/2016

The National Media Council, NMC, is participating in the 35th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair, SIBF. The regulator of the country's media sector is organising a wide range of interesting cultural, literary and media events as well as reading sessions for children. Themed ‘Read More' and taking place at Expo Centre Sharjah, SIBF 2016 runs from November 2 to 12 and is hosting 1,681 publishing houses from 60 countries and key writers, writers, and Emirati intellectuals. This comes ...  >>MORE

All NMC's services are now electronic and smart

Posted on 17/10/2016

All services offered by the National Media Council (NMC) are now readily available online to the media regulator's customers via its new official smart app 'NMC UAE APP', launched on the first day of the 36th GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2016). Fee payments and inquiries about media services and activities are just a few of the smart and interactive facilities customers can get from the app. "We participated at GITEX to highlight the NMC's role and strategic goals, including enhanced ...  >>MORE

NMC, National Archives sign MoU to preserve audio-visual records of UAE history

Posted on 12/10/2016

To strengthen co-operation and partnership in the field of archiving and documentation of audio-visual records of the UAE's history, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Media Council (NMC), and the National Archives (NA). The MoU reflects the willingness of the two parties to preserve the memory of the nation, and the pursuit of the NA to collate the historical records of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was signed at the headquarters of the National Archives ...  >>MORE

NMC hosts forum for WAM's strategic partners

Posted on 09/10/2016

The National media Council (NMC) hosted its first annual forum for the strategic partners of the Emirates News Agency (WAM), with the aim of boosting communications and sharing views on the agency's services. NMC Director General Mansour Al Mansouri emphasised the forum's importance as a platform for discussing the best ways of cooperation. He also underlined the vital role played by WAM in reflecting the UAE's achievements and enhancing its image. "This forum emanates from WAM's strong ...  >>MORE

NMC seeks to develop a national legislative framework for media

Posted on 30/08/2016

The Board of Directors of the National Media Council (NMC) on Monday discussed a project for developing a legislative framework for regulating the media sector in the country, consistent with the federal law issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan regarding its organisation and scope of jurisdiction. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NMC. The board praised the support and ...  >>MORE

NMC launches Customer Satisfaction Index

Posted on 29/08/2016

The National Media Council, NMC, has launched the Customer Satisfaction Index in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. On the occasion of the launch in Al Ain, Mansour Al Mansouri, Acting Director-General of the NMC, highlighted the importance of listening to customers' views and their expectations to provide them with the best services. He urged NMC staff to innovate in the provision of services, submit ideas that will promote customer satisfaction and improve overall services provided by the National Media ...  >>MORE

NMC organises Leadership Development Programme

Posted on 10/08/2016

The National Media Council is running a "Second-Tier Leadership Development Programme" for about twenty employees working in supervisory roles. In his opening speech at the intensive training course in Abu Dhabi, Mansour Al Mansouri, Acting Director-General of the National Media Council, highlighted the importance of investing in the human factor, which, he said, is the pillar of development and innovation in business performance. He added that the training and cultivation of second-tier ...  >>MORE

UAE President issues federal laws

Posted on 22/07/2016

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a number of special federal laws, including one amending Federal Law No. 45/1992 pertaining to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and one on regulating of the competencies of the National Media Council. H.H. Sheikh Khalifa also issued federal laws on combating cyber crimes and judicial fees at federal courts. Federal Law No. 10/2016 amends some of the provisions of Federal Law No. 45/1992 on regulating the work of the Ministry ...  >>MORE

NMC hosts workshop on highlighting women's capabilities in the media

Posted on 15/07/2016

The National Media Council (NMC) hosted at its Dubai offices yesterday a workshop on the media role in highlighting and developing women's capabilities. The workshop, organised by the Child and Women Protection Section at the Dubai Police's Human Rights Department, discussed media handling of child protection and addressing domestic violence. The workshop also featured a lecture by Reem Jamal Obaidat, an expert in mass communication and media, in which she said the UAE women had proven their ...  >>MORE

NMC launches initiative for children with thalassemia, cancer

Posted on 05/07/2016

The National Media Council (NMC) on Sunday launched an initiative to offer gifts to children with thalassemia and cancer on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. The initiative, called "An Eid Gift and a Bonus", is aimed at easing the suffering of the little patients and encouraging them to keep strong and fight the disease. Sheikhs, dignitaries and officials visited the children at hospitals in the seven emirates. Among those Sheikh Khalifa bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan; Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum Al ...  >>MORE

NMC organises event to promote reading

Posted on 24/06/2016

The National Media Council (NMC) and the Ministry of Education have organised an event in Dubai to promote reading. The event called Hakawati -storyteller in Arabic- was held at Zabeel Park in line with the UAE's ‘Year of Reading 2016' initiative launched last year by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Students from the al-Sa'ada School in Dubai read out a number of stories during the event. Recently, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler ...  >>MORE

NMC supports Reading Nation campaign

Posted on 20/06/2016

The National Media Council, NMC, represented by the Reading Club team, has announced its support to the "Reading Nation" campaign, in cooperation with its strategic partners, to implement the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This step comes in support of the Ramadan campaign which aims to provide five million books to students in the refugee camps and around the Muslim world. For this purpose, it plans to ...  >>MORE

NMC organises Ramadan lecture

Posted on 17/06/2016

The National Media Council (NMC), yesterday organised a lecture, at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Centre. Sheikh Talib Al Shehhi, Director of Research and Publications Control Department at the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, tackled the virtues of the holy month of Ramadan, urging people to recite the Holy Quran and to follow the approach and teachings of Prophet Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him. He also indicated the importance of time management during Ramadan and working hard to ...  >>MORE

UAE National Media Council highlights importance of reading

Posted on 16/06/2016

The National Media Council, last night, organised a Ramadan gathering (Majlis) to highlight the importance of reading. The gathering hosted a number of senior officials from Dubai government departments. At the gathering, Obaid Al Leem, director of the Media Content Department at the NMC, spoke about the council's roles and responsibilities as well as its efforts to highlight national unity as a source of stability for citizens, and projecting a positive image of the UAE. He said the NMC has ...  >>MORE

Institute of Applied Technology honours NMC for supporting student media training

Posted on 27/05/2016

The National Media Council, NMC, has been awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Institute of Applied Technology, IAT, in recognition of its role in supporting and providing training programmes to media students. The IAT recently held a ceremony to honour government agencies and institutions who support its training programmes, and the NMC was honoured for its participation in the training of a number of students in the media field. Abdullah Saleh bin Bedou, Director of the NMC Office ...  >>MORE

Al Mansouri chairs UAE delegation at meeting of Executive Office of Arab Information Ministers' Council in Cairo

Posted on 24/05/2016

Mansour Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Acting Director-General of the National Media Council (NMC), presided over the UAE's delegation taking part in the fifth Ordinary Meeting of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Ministers of Information held today at the General Secretariat of the Arab League to prepare for 47th session of the Council on Wednesday. The UAE delegation included Ibrahim Al Abed, Adviser to NMC, Saeed Abdullah Al Darmaki, Executive Director for Media Affairs at NMC, Deputy ...  >>MORE

NMC takes part in Arab Media Forum in Kuwait

Posted on 05/05/2016

The National Media Council, NMC, has participated in the 13th Arab Media Forum in Kuwait, which saw the attendance of a large number of Arab journalists and academics. The two-day event which concluded on Monday was organised under theme ‘Media Basic Components and Challenges'. During the forum, a number of Arab media and cultural figures were honoured, among those were Mohammad Al Momani, Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs and Ibrahim Al Abed, Adviser to NMC. – Emirates News ...  >>MORE

NMC holds symposium on reading

Posted on 04/05/2016

The National Media Council hosted yesterday, on the side-lines of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, a cultural symposium on 'How to prepare a reading generation'. Speaking at the symposium were Ali Abu Al Reesh, a noted Emirati poet and novelist, and Sheikha Al Jaberi, an Emirati writer. It was moderated by Dr. Mariam al Shinasi, owner of Dar Al Yasmin Publishing House. The symposium shed light on reading as a daily activity and part of behaviour, aimed at widening knowledge and ...  >>MORE

Sponsors of NMC pavilion at Abu Dhabi Book Fair honoured

Posted on 04/05/2016

The National Media Council (NMC) held a ceremony this evening to honour the sponsors of its pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International book Fair, which ended yesterday. Among the honoured were a group of sponsors and journalists who covered the Council's activities at the fair. The ceremony was attended by a number of NMC officials, staff members and journalists. – Emirates News Agency, WAM – >>MORE

Acting Director-General of NMC visits Qatar Foundation for Media

Posted on 03/05/2016

DOHA: Mansour Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Acting Director-General of the National Media Council (NMC), yesterday visited the Qatar Foundation for Media. During the meeting, Al Mansouri and Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Foundation for Media, discussed the media relations between the two sisterly countries, and ways of developing them. The two sides stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation and benefiting from the mutual experiences. – Emirates ...  >>MORE

National Media Council organises Poetry Evening at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Posted on 02/05/2016

The National Media Council has organised a Poetry Evening at the 26th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, currently running at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, ADNEC, with the participation of two famous Emirati poets, Ali Al Khawar and Awad Khalifa bin Hasom Al-Darmaki, and introduced by the poet and media personality, Dareen Khalifa. The Poetry Evening was attended by many people interested in poetry and culture, along with a group of poets and writers from different ...  >>MORE

NMC approves design for UAE Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

Posted on 01/05/2016

The National Media Council, NMC, on Saturday said it has selected architect Santiago Calatrava's design for the UAE Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai. The design was approved by a jury including representatives from the NMC, Expo 2020 Dubai team, Masdar and Emaar. Spaniard Santiago Calatrava's proposal was formally selected following a seven-month design competition managed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company. The contest saw 9 of the world's most renowned architectural firms submit 11 ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed tours NMC and MoCKD's pavilions at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Posted on 28/04/2016

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has visited the National Media Council (NMC) pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which opened yesterday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). During his visit, Sheikh Abdullah was briefed by Mansour Al Mansouri, NMC Acting Director-General, in the presence of Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State (Chairman of the Board of Directors of NMC, about ...  >>MORE

NMC participates in Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Posted on 25/04/2016

The National Media Council, NMC, is participating in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair with an interactive pavilion featuring a diverse range of activities and events. The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is being held from 27th April until the 5th of May at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC. The NMC's participation comes as part of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's initiative to declare 2016 as the Year of Reading. Mansour Al Mansouri, Acting ...  >>MORE

UAEU University, NMC sign Memorandum of Understanding

Posted on 05/04/2016

The UAE University (UAEU), and the National Media Council (NMC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance co-operation between the two parties in areas of mutual interest. The MoU was signed by Mansour Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Acting Director-General of the NMC, and Dr. Ali S. Al-Kaabi, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrolment at the UAEU, in the presence of Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Vice Chancellor of the UAEU, at the university campus in Al Ain. Al Nuaimi said, ...  >>MORE

NMC gifts National Archives collection of books

Posted on 01/04/2016

he National Archives was gifted a large collection of books and periodicals on the culture, heritage and history of the UAE by the Acting Director-General of the National Media Council, NMC, Mansour Al Mansouri. The list of books include titles on UAE history, heritage, societal and cultural achievements, and other readings on media and communication. The collection also includes a number of academic research letters, statistical reports, and photographs of state dignitaries. A ...  >>MORE

NMC's ISO 2008: 9001 renewed

Posted on 31/03/2016

The ISO Certification 2008: 9001, which was awarded to the National Media Council (NMC) from the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in 2013, had been renewed for three years, following comprehensive auditing, conducted by TUV Rheinland, a global leader in independent inspection services. Mansour Al Mansouri, Acting Director General of the NMC, received the ISO certificate from Shibu Davies, TUV Rheinland's General Manager for Certification & Auditing, during a ceremony held ...  >>MORE

National Media Council supports children reading competition

Posted on 01/03/2016

The National Media Council, NMC, has announced its support for the 'Reading Challenge' contest organised by Healthpoint Hospital, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, Mubadala. This move comes within the framework of NMC's efforts to contribute in making reading an active practice in life and a permanent societal norm, in implementation of the initiative launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who declared 2016 the 'Year of Reading'. The competition ...  >>MORE

Federal National Council passes bill on NMC

Posted on 17/02/2016

The Federal National Council yesterday passed a federal bill regulating the responsibilities of the National Media Council. According to Article 2 of the bill, the NMC is a federal government body affiliated with the Cabinet and has a corporate character and a mandate to undertake the responsibilities of overseeing and supervising media in the UAE. It has the legal capacity to undertake all activities to ensure achievement of its goals. The council also approved two other bills on fees levied ...  >>MORE

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NMC launches Youth Media Council


National Media Council hosts Colombian Association for Press and Media delegation


National Media Council organises workshop to introduce its smart services


Smart Media: National Media Council to ‘Digitise’ Sector with New Applications


National Media Council joins Year of Giving Efforts, calls on workers nation-wide to Join "Walk to Give" Initiative


NMC and ADU cooperate to provide media training for Emirati students


Year of Giving Retreat exemplifies UAE's unique values of dialogue, says acting NMC Director-General


National Media Council to set up UAE pavilion at EXPO 2017 Astana in February


National Media Council Implemented a host of initiatives and legislations to improve the media sector in 2016


National Media Council organises a workshop on news copyrights


NMC, UAE Journalists Association highlight creative leadership in journalism, new media


NMC, Education Ministry launch reading contest


NMC participates in SIBF


All NMC's services are now electronic and smart


NMC, National Archives sign MoU to preserve audio-visual records of UAE history


NMC hosts forum for WAM's strategic partners


NMC seeks to develop a national legislative framework for media


NMC launches Customer Satisfaction Index


NMC organises Leadership Development Programme


UAE President issues federal laws


NMC hosts workshop on highlighting women's capabilities in the media


NMC launches initiative for children with thalassemia, cancer


NMC organises event to promote reading


NMC supports Reading Nation campaign


NMC organises Ramadan lecture


UAE National Media Council highlights importance of reading


Institute of Applied Technology honours NMC for supporting student media training


Al Mansouri chairs UAE delegation at meeting of Executive Office of Arab Information Ministers' Council in Cairo


NMC takes part in Arab Media Forum in Kuwait


NMC holds symposium on reading


Sponsors of NMC pavilion at Abu Dhabi Book Fair honoured


Acting Director-General of NMC visits Qatar Foundation for Media


National Media Council organises Poetry Evening at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair


NMC approves design for UAE Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai


Abdullah bin Zayed tours NMC and MoCKD's pavilions at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair


NMC participates in Abu Dhabi International Book Fair


UAEU University, NMC sign Memorandum of Understanding


NMC gifts National Archives collection of books


NMC's ISO 2008: 9001 renewed


National Media Council supports children reading competition


Federal National Council passes bill on NMC