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Students who excel in their selected media concentrations and areas of specializations will be recipients of awards. Awards are determined on the basis of their creative work, journalistic accomplishments in the program, and the master's thesis project. They will be honored at year-end ceremonies, highlighting their work in the program.
The Ibda'a Awards is the only awards program for aspiring media students in the Middle East region, providing exposure and career opportunities for young media talent.
In addition to our established talent pools of the GCC, India, South Africa, Iran, and Egypt, we have opened eligibility up to media students in Europe, the U.S, Australia, and the Far East, due to unprecedented international interest in 2003.
The Awards program is open exclusively to undergraduates enrolled in full time education or students graduating in 2004. International finalists are flown to Dubai for 5 days in November to attend a glittering Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, where winners are awarded with internship prizes and recognized at an exhibition of their works held at Dubai Media City and attended by key media professionals, press and the public.
2004 Categories include: Animation, Analogue Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Radio, Journalism, TV Advertising, Print Advertising, Film, and TV Documentary
Award Providers include: Arabian Radio Network, Canon, CNN, Kodak, Leo Burnett, Lowe, Motivate Publishing, Saatchi & Saatchi, Showtime, and Team, Young & Rubicam
Ibda'a 2004 is a truly global student event and an opportunity to showcase your talent to an international media audience.
In Bangalore to work on a documentary on the controversial issue of outsourcing, funded by New York Times in collaboration with the Discovery channel, Friedman said, "India and China are like the tortoise and the hare", a reference to the Aesop's fable with the moral that slow and steady beats fast but unreliable.
"India is the tortoise and it has gone slow because it has a real messy, noisy and occasionally violent democracy," Friedman said. But India has an advantage because it has gone through democratic transition, which China must someday face. India is in position to exploit the huge and growing Chinese market, he said. "Having a democracy and being over that bump is a big advantage," he said. " If India was stock, I would buy it."
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