The Sharjah World Book Capital 2019 (SWBC) Office organised a specialised developmental workshop for 12 mid-career translators selected from seven countries. The course aims to boost translators’ skills in both Arabic and English and comes as part of Sharjah’s continued dedication to promote the translations movement into and out of Arabic.
The rapidly changing global communications landscape reinforces the need to create an enabling environment to develop and maintain effective government communication as it influences the reputation of governments and organisations in the international arena, said Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC) Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi.
The Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) 2019 will be held from Oct.13-18 under the theme ‘Films inspired by Books’ in celebration of Sharjah World Book Capital 2019.
Organised by IFEMA and promoted by the Spanish Association of Publishers Guilds (FGEE), the fair will be witnessing the participation of 11,200 professional visitors, 458 companies, over 300 journalists and media outlets, and 51 countries.
The oncoming Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF) will take the spirit of entrepreneurship to the next level by fostering a collaborative spirit and leaving an impact that extends far beyond the two days.
'It is a great honour to follow in their footsteps. To embrace books and knowledge as a tool to build, not destroy… a tool to nurture love, brotherhood and tolerance.'
While over two million visitors graced the fair, the last eleven days saw the power of the written word rise to glorious heights. Specifically, in the very year that Sharjah is the Book Capital of the World.
Mention the word “book” and the name of Sharjah flashes in everyone’s mind instantly. The reasons are obvious. The Emirate has been taking noteworthy efforts to foster a culture of reading
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Under the directives of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the emirate, which is the current UNESCO World Book Capital, has pledged financial support to further the activities being undertaken to restore one of Africa’s most iconic libraries, the McMillan Memorial Library in the centre of Nairobi.