Aspiring journalists join CNN Academy Abu Dhabi

There is enormous energy and a real buzz among this year’s participants about what lies ahead of them. We’re excited to build on the success of the first CNN Academy Abu Dhabi, which boosted many careers and even kickstarted some at CNN.

Becky Anderson, Managing Editor, CNN Abu Dhabi & Anchor

September 23, 2022

CNN Academy Abu Dhabi opened its doors for 2022 with a new group of 30 aspiring journalists eager to learn from experts at the world’s leading news brand.

Becky Anderson, Managing Editor of CNN Abu Dhabi and Anchor of Connect the World, met the participants at twofour54’s Yas Creative Hub for a series of introductory sessions before taking them behind the scenes to watch her flagship show being produced and broadcast live from the CNN studio at twofour54.

Over 150 people applied and 30 were selected to be part of the second cohort of CNN Academy Abu Dhabi. This group of academicians comprises 23 women and seven men across 12 different nationalities, including Egypt, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and 16 representatives from UAE.

Read the full press release here.

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