During Workshop Amjad Al Majali President of Jordan Sports Information Federation, Dr, Sari Hamdan Vice President of Jordan Olympic Committee , Emilia Hinkkanen Head of the Media AFC,and Amjad Aziz Malik Secretary General of AIPS ASIA.
By: Muhammad Haroon AIPS ASIA
AMMAN (JORDAN) April 05,2018: In this capital city of Jordan, where all
preparation to hosting Asian Women Football Championship are at the final
stages, the 3 rd Asian Women Sports Journalists Workshop has been proving an
active platform for the football writers to learning professional skills and update
their knowledge on coverage techniques of international level sports events.
Various experts of the relevant disciplines have been delivering lectures at the
moot. On the 2 nd Day of the workshop, a senior journalist, Rabi Muhammad
Almamsah presented his keynote lecture on the subject - how to improve sports
journalism; tailor rules and regulations of the respective games in line with
modern day demands and make the write ups worthy of reading? He described
the capacity building of sports journalists with special focus on their knowledge
development on any game, a fundamental requirement.
Another speaker, Khalid Al Qudah talked on fatigue aspect with which the
journalists suffer while rendering their professional duties and said that while
covering events at night time, one should avoid to playing with feelings of players.
A positive attitude and role on part of a journalist in this respect may develop
constructive image of the sports writers amongst the outer world. Similarly,
Husam Barakat while expressing his views detailed out the means - how to reform
personality aspects when someone is active at the sports arenas? The sports
journalists must keep in mind the personality oriented miraculous qualities of a
sportsmen, organizers and the managers as well.
Hiba Sabbagh who bears the credit to have participated the first ever Asian Sports
Women Workshop at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and presently entrusted with the
responsibility to act as Media Officer of the Asian Women Football Championship
described the ongoing 3 rd moot of the series, a worthwhile headway in this
respect. This, she said, has offered an ample opportunity to the delegates to sit
together, alongside to availing the opportunity of covering the international
football event and both AIPS ASIA and AFC deserve acknowledgement of their
valuable contribution in making all this possible. She also presented a detailed
resume of the coverage techniques of a sports event and said that without
properly adhering to the rules and regulations of conduct of the respective game,
making perfect performance is impossible.
At least, she said, a sports reporter should go through press kit before stepping
into a ground to avoid any untoward incident. She also apprised the delegates
that the championship was being joined by teams from Australia, Japan, China,
Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the host country Jordan. Formal
contests of the championship are scheduled to start from 6 th April and it will
continue till 20 th of this month. During the championship, best ever coverage
facilities have been made available to sports journalists. Meanwhile, the
Secretary General of AIPS ASIA, Amjad Aziz Malik briefed the delegates in detail
on historical background especially on working and salient features of the
achievements of AIPS and its Asian wing in particular. The delegates of the Asian
Women Sports Journalists Workshop were also taken to the International Football
Stadium of Amman.