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Ahmed bin Mohammed witnesses the honoring of the winners of the “Arab Media Award” in its 21st session

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Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him.. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, today witnessed a ceremony honoring the winners of the Arab Media Award. , in its 21st session, during a ceremony organized by the Dubai Press Club, representative of the General Secretariat of the award, coinciding with the activities of the first day of the twentieth session of the Arab Media Forum, in the presence of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority “Dubai Culture”. His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Incorporated, and a group of newspaper editors, leaders of Emirati, Arab and international press and media institutions, and major writers and media makers in the Arab world.

His Highness, the Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, congratulated the winners of the Arab Media Awards and within its three axes and the categories that cover the various media, visual and digital sectors, wishing them continued success in their noble mission and their role in enriching the Arab media scene.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum called on the winners to continue the creativity process and present a media product of a high level of excellence that benefits the community and serves its interests, stressing the ultimate goal of the award towards strengthening the role of the media in enabling the Arab person to achieve leadership in the path of global development. .

Diaa Rashwan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Media Award, expressed the council’s sincere congratulations to the winners in the various categories of the award in its new framework this year, which included, in addition to the Arab Press Award, two new axes, the “Visual Media Award” and the “Digital Media Award.” Thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, patron of the award, for his support and encouragement to the award throughout its course and since His Highness directed the launch of its first session, which had a great impact on maintaining its position for more than 20 years as the most prominent forum for celebration Excellence in the press and media in the region.

Rashwan said, “Dubai continues to push the boundaries of excellence to higher levels in the process of foreseeing the future. The Arab Media Award is nothing but a reflection of this ambitious vision that stands behind this unique model of development, which takes excellence as a main criterion for all its projects and initiatives. The award has established a solid base from which media institutions can move towards higher levels of proficiency and creativity, through a professional competition that upholds the values ​​of integrity and impartiality, and has been keen to implement it faithfully throughout its successive sessions.

For her part, Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, President of the Dubai Press Club and Secretary-General of the Arab Media Award, praised the high level of most of the entries and within the various categories of the award, stressing that this amount of good work heralds the ability of the various media sectors in the region to reach new levels of Excellence, stressing the importance of the role of media pioneers and symbols in placing their long experiences and expertise within the reach of new generations, in order to help them pursue their professional path with merit and reach the desired level for them to present an Arab media product with international standards.

Her Excellency said, “The award seeks to honor pioneers and motivate young cadres to innovate and benefit from experiences that have affected media work in the region. The Arab world is full of a huge collection of media experiences that represent schools of weight and esteem. Today, technology also opens up unlimited spaces for the media to be creative and transcend.” The scope of what is traditional to the horizons of what is distinct… The award, in turn, paves the way for every journalist with a creative thought and vision to reach the highest platforms of professional honor in the region.”

The Secretary-General of the Arab Media Award added, “The award has established close ties with the Arab media community based on mutual trust and keenness to uphold the values ​​of creativity and excellence. The development of the Arab Media Award confirms its position as a real driver towards new levels of media creativity with international standards and specifications. We will continue to work on introducing More aspects of development in a way that contributes to achieving the award’s objectives aimed at advancing creative capabilities in various fields of Arab media work.”

The Arab Media Awards were awarded to 14 winners in the various categories of the award, in recognition of the honorable works presented by a number of media professionals and press institutions, digital platforms and major media and news organizations in the Arab world, whose works found their way to the honoring platform among thousands of works that covered various arts. and fields of journalistic and media work.

Personality of the year and columnist..

The “Media Personality of the Year” award was awarded to Khalid bin Hamad Al-Malik, editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper Al-Jazeera, head of the Saudi Journalists Association, and president of the Gulf Press Union, in recognition of a long career that spanned over five decades in the service of the Arab press and enriching the Arab media scene. And for his great contributions in supporting the march of the Saudi press. He has published more than seventeen books, most of them in the field of journalism and media.

The “Best Column Writer” award went to Dr. Rasheed Al-Khayoun, writer in the Emirati newspaper Al-Ittihad. He is one of the symbols of journalistic writing in the Arab world. He has published many books on heritage and thought, and he is a recipient of the King Abdulaziz Book Award.

The Arab Media Awards ceremony included the poem “The Eternal Language” from the poems of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, sung by the artist Latifa.

The award ceremony witnessed the honoring of Mohamed Nabil Helmy from Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, with the Arab Journalism Award in the “Political Journalism” category for a work titled “European Energy Crisis Shaping Alliances in the Mediterranean”. The prize for the “Investigative Journalism” category was won by Muhammad Al-Sawy from the “Masrawy” website for a work entitled “Natural Death”… How does a burial permit turn into a “murder permit”?

The award, in its twenty-first session, in the “Economic Journalism” category, honored Muhammad Issa from Al-Ahram Al-Arabi magazine, on the topic “The World of Debt”, and in the Arab Journalism Award in the “Child’s Journalism” category, Hussain Al-Zanati from Alaa Al-Din magazine affiliated with Al-Ahram Foundation, for a collection of short stories, honored. .

As for the digital media award in the “Best News Platform” category, it went to the Saudi newspaper, “The Independent Arabia”, and the Egyptian “Follow ICT” platform won the Digital Media Award for the “Best Economic Platform”, and in the “Best Sports Platform” category, the “Koora” platform won. Bahraini (KOOORA).

In the Visual Media Award category, “Best Economic Program”, the “Future of Energy” program, which is broadcast on Al-Arabiya channel, won for the “Best Social Program” category, “With You, Mona El-Shazly” program, which is broadcast on the Egyptian CBC channel.

As for the “Best Cultural Program” category, its award went to the “Rawafed” program, which is presented on “Al Arabiya” channel, and the Visual Media Award won the “Best Sports Program” category, the “Echo of the Stadiums” program on “mbc”.

In addition, the film “My Father Was An ISIS” won the “Best Documentary” category on Sky News Arabia.

The General Secretariat of the Arab Media Award had received thousands of competing works for honor in the various categories of its twenty-first session from all over the Arab world. According to high standards, which constitutes an incentive to elevate the Arab media product within its various forms, whether printed, television or digital.