WAM, Mexico media entities discuss media cooperation
The discussion took place during the delegation’s visit, led by Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director-General of WAM, to Mexico, at the end of a tour to Latin America, which included Brazil and Colombia.
This tour is part of WAM’s efforts to partner with international media institutions.
During the tour, the delegation met with the officials of Cuartoscuro, a magazine that specialises in photography and press information, established in 1986.
The two institutions discussed opportunities to enhance media ties and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to exchange and share media content between them.
The delegation also visited the headquarters of TV Azteca, a Mexican multimedia conglomerate owned by Grupo Salinas.
It is the second-largest mass media company in Mexico after Televisa and broadcasts its programmes to 13 countries.
The two sides explored means to develop media cooperation, news exchange, and the group’s participation in the Global Media Congress, an event that will be hosted by Abu Dhabi next November.
The WAM delegation also visited Canal 11, a Mexican educational television network with 1,500 employees, and one of the most famous channels nationwide and in Latin America, that is fully funded by the Mexican government.
The widespread network’s daily followers reach nearly 30 million viewers and 3 million followers in the United States of America.
Canal 11 focuses on the most critical world news, local news, and educational programmes for children.
Both sides agreed to broadcast a weekly article about the UAE, with materials provided by WAM in Spanish.
The delegation also visited “El Universal”, a famous Mexican newspaper established 100 years ago, which is considered one of the most essential content makers in the media sector with over 240 journalists worldwide.
They agreed to sign an MoU to exchange news in light of the desire of the Mexican side to increase its news about the UAE.
Al Rayssi stressed the importance of this visit in exploring broader horizons to enhance media cooperation with Mexican media, which has a history full of professional achievements.
He added that WAM is looking forward to building strategic relations with media establishments in Mexico due to the continuous cooperation between the two countries.
WAM Director-General expressed his aspiration for the participation of the Mexican media in the Global Media Congress in Abu Dhabi next November.
He added that the Congress will provide a significant platform for building partnerships and fostering ties between media institutions worldwide.
Al Rayssi concluded by thanking all officials from the UAE Embassy in Mexico, commending their efforts to provide all forms of support to the WAM delegation during its stay in Colombia, which played a crucial role in making the visit a success.