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CNN Academy Abu Dhabi Application
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CNN Academy Abu Dhabi is open to UAE Nationals and Residents who are over 21 years of age.
Personal info
First Name*
Last Name*
Date of Birth*
CNN Academy Abu Dhabi only accepts applicants over 21
Phone Number*
Address Line 1*
Address Line 2*
Are you a UAE National or Resident?*
CNN Academy Abu Dhabi is only open to UAE Nationals or UAE Residents
UAE Passport or Residency Permit*
Please upload in PDF, JPG, PNG or JPEG format
Please upload your UAE Passport or UAE Residency permit
Emergency Contact
First Name*
Last Name*
Relationship to Applicant*
Address Line*
Education & Employment
High School Name*
Date of Graduation from High School*
University Name*
Date of Graduation from University*
Have you attended any media
training program before? If yes,
please specify.*
What is your current employment status?*
Current Employer*
Current Employer Contact*
Will your employer allow you to attend CNN Academy’s 12 Week Program?*
Workshops and Seminars through the duration of the program from September to December 2023
Short Bio
Please provide a brief biography and bulleted highlights of your career and current role/responsibilities written in third person. This will be inserted into the participants’ list and distributed to guest speakers who will talk to participants of CNN Academy Abu Dhabi.
300 words maximum.
This year’s CNN Academy Simulation will focus on climate storytelling and will take place alongside the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP28, in Dubai. In no more than 300 words, please explain why you are passionate to become a climate storyteller?
300 words maximum.
Personal Headshot (Please provide a clear photo of yourself. Your photo must be in focus, lighting and color should be balanced.)
Please upload in jpg, png or jpeg format
Please note, your photo will accompany your bio as well. Please make sure your photo is high resolution for best quality.
CNN Academy Abu Dhabi Questions
Why do you want to join CNN Academy Abu Dhabi?*
Choose only one of these answers
How will attending CNN Academy help advance your personal or career objectives?*
200 words maximum.
What would you like to learn about journalism, content creation, or storytelling if you were accepted into CNN Academy Abu Dhabi?*
200 words maximum.
Why are you interested in journalism, content creation, or storytelling?*
200 words maximum.
During CNN Academy Abu Dhabi, you have an opportunity to meet with CNN speakers. To maximize your experience, please submit 2 questions you would like to see addressed*.
200 words maximum.
Video Introduction
Please upload a 1-minute maximum video explaining why you should be selected for CNN Academy Abu Dhabi (E.G., Vimeo or YouTube)*
Please upload a reel of your previous work if you have any (E.G., Vimeo or YouTube)
Please upload in PDF format
Please upload in PDF format