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11/09/2017

The Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), the media and communication arm of the Government of Sharjah, today (Sunday, September 10, 2017) launched a series of workshops on social media management with the participation of managers of official social media accounts from 62 Sharjah government entities.

The workshops come as part of the SGMB's efforts to support government entities on various media fields and in implementation of the Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) Resolution No. (1) of 2017 on the regulation of the use of social media by government entities and employees. A guide for social media use was released earlier by the SEC and distributed to heads and directors general of all government bodies in the Emirate.

The workshop series, which will continue for two weeks, comprises four 2-day workshops, each for a different group of the 62 government entities. While today's workshop is supposed to wrap up tomorrow (Monday, September 11, 2017), the second workshop will be held on September 13-14, with the third taking place on September 17-18 and the fourth on September 19-20.

The workshops outline creative skills that have to do with new media in general and the management of official social media accounts in particular. They seek to sharpen participants' skills and ways of dealing with these accounts and their followers from the public. They ultimately aim to develop the electronic content offered by government entities in Sharjah.

Today's workshop saw the participation of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Sharjah Media Corporation, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah Airport Free Zone Authority, Sharjah City Municipality, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah Urban Planning Council, Sharjah Museums Department, Sharjah Institute for Heritage and Sharjah Documentation and Archives Authority.

Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, said the workshops reflect the SGMB's commitment and keenness to cooperate with different government bodies in Sharjah towards promoting the Emirate's media experience and keeping up with the latest development in the media landscape.

He expressed the readiness of the SGMB to organise more workshops of this kind in the future, stressing that the increasing significance of new media, including social networks, has made it necessary to hold such workshops for managers of government social media accounts, who complement the work of traditional media.

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