Doha 28 Dec 2017 (QNA)
The board of directors of the Qatar press center held its first meeting on Wednesday.
The meeting was held after an approval was obtained to establish the center as a private institution of public benefit in accordance with the provisions of the law No. 21 of 2006 regarding private foundations for the public benefit and its amendments. Various media and the press establishments in Qatar had submitted an application to set up the center with aim to develop media and journalism fields and take care of the affairs of media professionals in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, which made investment in the human being a priority.
In a statement, the board of directors said that Saleh bin Afsan Al Kuwari was elected the Chairman and Dr Majid Al Ansari as his deputy, while Dr Muhammad Saleh Al Misfer, Dr Rabia Sabah Al Kuwari and Abdulaziz Al Mahmoud were selected as board members. Sadiq Mohammed Al Amari was elected Secretary of the Center, while Abdullah bin Hamad Al Athba was elected Director General of the Center.
The statement pointed out that the selection of the headquarters of the center will be done soon, and that all media professionals and journalists in Qatar are invited to become its members.
The center will be a media and journalism club in Qatar. It will hold events throughout the year, conduct research and media studies and establish partnerships with relevant authorities, centers and clubs worldwide.