The journalist at the Dubai Sports Channel, the Algerian Iman Bin Rumaila, believes that working in sports media is suitable for women, provided they adapt to long working hours, the ability to withstand pressure, and good time management, but she confirms that this is not easily achieved if it is not followed by a sincere desire and talent that helps to face the challenges.
Bin Rumaila, who works as a field reporter for the channel, to cover multiple activities in different games, such as football, says that she chose this difficult field of her own volition, and that she finds pleasure in doing her work, and meeting the stars who come to Dubai, the “capital of stars” from all sides. It was directed, and she hopes to leave a positive impact and a distinctive imprint that the audience will not forget for life. Following are the details of the interview that Emirates Today conducted with her:
How did you get into the sports media.. Are you an athlete?
I am a lawyer, but media is my hobby, especially sports media, which is the coolest and best, and my beginnings were journalistic writing, and I had the opportunity in Dubai to work in various media fields, economic, artistic, social, and then sports, and I interviewed stars in sports, especially since Dubai is a global city It is visited by sports stars from all over the world, which paved the way for me to join Dubai Sports Channel.
What is the nature of your work in «Dubai Sports»?
I work as a comprehensive journalist, and everything related to television, from press editing, preparation, production, field correspondence, and presentation, and I covered almost all sporting events organized and hosted by Dubai, which has become the heart of the sports world, which keeps me in continuous work throughout the year.
Is sports media suitable for women?
Yes, sports media is very suitable for women, especially in the UAE, which empowers women and gives them all the support and facilities to exist in various fields, most notably sports, and this is what we see in reality and the field.
Women in the UAE are now leading sports institutions, organizing sports forums, and having an imprint in all sports, and in various positions and roles.
What are the challenges you face?
There are no challenges. On the contrary, there are facilities, especially for women, because they have a special position in UAE society. The only challenge for women or men in the field of media in general is that time consumes a lot of our day and pressure, so our field needs a system and the ability to work. under no pressure.
What advice would you give to any girl who wants to work in this field?
To be bold and strong, and not to put herself in confrontation, competition, or comparison with the man, because each has his own advantages, characteristics, and specialization, and the man will be more supportive and supportive.
What is your favorite sport that you follow… and your favorite stars locally and internationally?
My first sport is football, I follow it since childhood, and I follow major leagues and matches, then tennis I like a lot of athletes, because each one has a different characteristic, I seek to emulate them, such as the star Serena Williams, Anas Jaber, the legendary player Zinedine Zidane, and Sultan Ibrahimovic , and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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