“Sharjah 24”, a government comprehensive digital news website, affiliated of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), was launched on January 5, 2015 by virtue of an administrative decision by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Launched in Arabic in February 2015, followed by the English version a few months later, “Sharjah 24” aims to be a reliable news reference for all the events in Sharjah, the UAE and beyond featuring sections on the UAE, the Arab Region and the world, and providing a view of politics, economy, culture, arts, sports, health, technology and research study.
The news website also sheds light on all Gulf, Arabic and international news providing content that conforms to the highest professional standards of accuracy, integrity and fairness.
The news website further enhances values of tolerance, co-existence and diversity away from fanaticism and all forms of extremism depending on the word, image and video materials, and committing to the policy and directives of the UAE that is based on moderation and is consistent with the rules of the profession of journalism.
“Sharjah 24” contributes to shaping the cultural and intellectual identity of the smiling emirate inspired by the far-sighted vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah who is keen to build the human and promote the various aspects of his life through science and knowledge to keep pace with the cultural, economic, architectural and scientific renaissance which attracted world’s attention.
“Sharjah 24” supports and passes on the emirate’s experience to the world and highlights the rapid and ongoing growth of Sharjah’s unique achievements in various areas. “Sharjah 24” also contributes to the development of media in the emirate, bringing to the fore Sharjah’s media position on the world map, benefiting from the latest technology in the world of communication and electronic publishing, and building on a solid strategy inspired by the thought and vision of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, in line with the UAE’s media polices and laws, drawing upon the noble human values, authentic traditions and genuine heritage of the emirate of Sharjah and the UAE at large.
Over the short span since its launch, “Sharjah 24” succeeded, through its various platforms on social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, to reach out a large segment of the local, Arab and international audience, targeting the social segments, interacting with their views and ideas and meeting their cognitive needs. “Sharjah 24” has achieved a great professional success that qualified it to rank as a major and ascribed source of news for the official and media fields inside the country and beyond thanks to the highly experienced and qualified young and aspiring media team of citizens and residents as well as prominent and outstanding professionals who contribute to building and promoting the human community.