On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the Journalism Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies organized a presentation of capstone projects completed by students of the program under the supervision of Dr. Rania Al-Maliki, Senior Lecturer in the Program.
Four capstone projects were presented featuring multimedia journalistic works presented by Hajar Kammoun, Heba Alwi, Shaima Makani, and Adnan Safi. In her capstone project, graduate Hajar Kammoun shed light on Islamic culture, while Heba Alwi covered handicrafts, in addition to a project on sports in Qatar presented by graduate Shaima Makani.
A project by graduate Adnan Safi dealt with "Methods of Adaptation for Syrians who were forced to leave their country because of the war". Graduate Mohammed Al-Nakhala on the other hand presented a short documentary about the Qatari "Paralympian" champion Abdul Rahman Abdul Qadir.
The second half of the event was devoted to the screening of three documentaries produced and edited during the spring for an elective course in documentary film production. The three films tell inspiring human stories about the tireless efforts of a mother to care for her children with special needs (Shirley and Esther), a pioneering Qatari athlete (My Journey: Nada Zaidan), and the inspiring story of a young cancer survivor (Coach Moo).
It is worth noting that the Journalism Program seeks to prepare a new generation of journalists with ambition, high skills, and moral commitment, aware of the challenges and potentials of their societies. The program is keen on providing its students with the academic and professional skills necessary to critically and effectively cover events and various issues, as well as providing them with the skills to deal with contemporary challenges to the practice of journalism.