Last night at the Cairo Opera House, Mass Communications students of The American University in Cairo (AUC) were recognized for their winning work at the Universities’ Movies Festival, sponsored by UNICEF. Two groups of AUC students, led by Mohamed Bary and Runa Alarian, received awards for the projects they developed in the Integrated Marketing Communication Capstone course in Journalism and Mass Communication. Mona Helal also received an award for a project she developed independently.
In celebration of the International Year of Youth, UNICEF worked in collaboration with the Egyptian National Child Rights Observatory to organize the Universities Film Festival for Youth and Children. Students from the Integrated Marketing Communication and Media Convergence Capstone courses entered the competition with their own public announcement projects focused on mass communication related to the January revolution and the future of Egypt.