Adham Center Students, Faculty and Staff Score High at 2019’s Broadcast Education Association

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Two graduate students from the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, Ahmed Atef Abbas, and Aya Saleh, won at the BEA’s International Festival of Media Arts competition. Abbas won third place in the Television Feature category for his story titled "Blue Hole: Divers' Paradise Cemetery." He also won an award of excellence in the Short Form Video or Film Documentary category for his story titled, "El Shayya." As for Saleh, she won an award of excellence in the Short Form Video or Film Documentary category for her story titled “Catherine Exists.” The graduates' documentaries were part of their capstone work for their MA in Television and Digital Journalism.

For the second time, the center participated in the Broadcast Education Association's Graduate Program Showcase with a recruitment booth for graduate students. The American University in Cairo was the only non-US based institution showcasing its graduate program in television and digital journalism to prospective applicants. It was also a great opportunity for collaborative discussions with schools offering similar programs.

Hussein Amin, professor and director of the center, delivered two presentations and moderated a panel discussion. His first presentation was titled, “Cyber Warfare in the Middle East: History, Development, and Future Impact” in the panel titled “Broadcast and Digital Media in the Middle East: Perspectives, Issues and Concerns” including Naila Hamdy, associate professor; Rasha Allam, assistant professor and associate chair at the Department Journalism and Mass Communication; and Yousef AlFailakawi, assistant professor, Kuwait University. His second presentation was titled “An Overview of Media Literacy in the Middle East” in the panel titled “Media Literacy Movements and Development in the Middle East” that he moderated, which included Naila Hamdy, associate professor, Rasha Allam, assistant professor; and Salma El Ghetany, executive assistant to director. El Ghetany’s presentation was titled “Media Education and Media Awareness: For a More Media Literate Society.”

Allam and El Ghetany also delivered a poster presentation for their paper titled “News Media Literacy in the Digital Age: A Measure of Need and Usefulness of a University Curriculum in Egypt.”

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premier international academic media organization driving insights, excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. BEA’s annual convention produces over 250 sessions on media pedagogy, collaborative networking events, hands-on technology workshops, research, and creative scholarship and the Festival of Media Arts. It is co-located with the most prestigious and most popular NAB conference/show held annually in April in Las Vegas, Nevada.