Muscat, The 3rd edition of Children and Future Media seminar was concluded today. It recommended the need to adopt the talents and creations of children and include those creations and talents in their electronic materials. It emphasized the importance of preparing and training existing cadres to present the media, especially electronic media for children in a correct and informed manner.

The two-day seminar was held at Oman Convention and Exhibition Center as part of the activities of the 25th Muscat International Book Fair. The seminar recommended the importance of finding electronic channels, websites and applications specialized in providing suitable content for all groups.

The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Information, in partnership with UNICEF, the Children First Association and the Children Public Library. The closing ceremony was held under the patronage of Dr. Abdulmonam bin Mansoor al-Hasani, Minister of Information, who stressed in a speech the importance of paying attention, care and follow-up to children.

He explained that the seminar presented many ideas directed to children through working papers or workshops, stressing the impossibility of depriving children from their rights of knowledge, the importance of knowing their skills and helping them achieve what they need. He pointed out that there is a competition specialized in media excellence for children that includes areas and skills of dealing with the media through drafting news reports, photographer, or montage.

A dialogue session was also held, during which the seminar's conclusions and applied outcomes were discussed in the presence of Sayyeda Dr. Mona bint Fahd al-Said, Assistant Vice-Chancellor for International Cooperation at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Chairperson of Children First Association and Lana Khalil, Representative of the UNICEF Office in the Sultanate and the attendance of a number of students. The students presented their views on the seminar and how they benefited from the workshops accompanying the seminar.

At the end of the seminar Dr. Abdulmonan bin Mansoor al-Hasani, Minister of Information, honoured the participants.

Source: Oman News Agency