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Arab journalists honored in Dubai

Arab Journalists Honored in Dubai
K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News
April 2006

PHOTO CAPTION: Hewlett-Packard Managing Director for Middle East Joseph Hanania, right, presents the award for best investigative article to Msaed Ahmed Al Osaimi of Al-Majallah magazine at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, on Wednesday. (AN photo by Jack Jabour)

DUBAI, 28 April 2006 — Distinguished journalists from the Arab media were honored at the Arab Journalism Awards ceremony here on Wednesday night in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed ibn Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai.

The ceremony was held at Madinat Jumeirah. Senior media representatives, diplomats, academics and government officials from across the Arab world attended the event.

Extensive participation by the region’s media leaders and the excellent judging procedure made the awards very comprehensive, said Khalfan Al-Roomi, chairman of the Board of the Arab Journalism Awards.

The Dubai Press Club, under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed ibn Rashid Al- Maktoum, presented the awards for the best works in 2005.

Msaed Ahmed Al Osaimi of Al-Majallah magazine, a sister publication of Arab News, won the award for best investigative article.

Salama Ahmed Salama from Egypt won the best columnist category award while Hussian Mohammed Al Shbaili of Al Jazirah, Saudi Arabia, won the award for best business article in 2005.

Sami Abdul Emam of Al Bayan won the award for best sports article. The award for best article on environment was presented to Amal Suroor of Nusf Al Duniya magazine, Egypt.

Jumana Haddad from the publication Al Nahar of Lebanon won the award for best interview.
Best photojournalism award went to Suhaib Jadallah Hasan, Reuters, Palestine.

The award for best IT article was presented to Jamal Mohammed Al Dwairi, Al Khaleej, UAE.
Best political article award went to Mohammed Amin Al Masri of Al Ahram, Egypt.
Emad Hajaj of Al Ghad, Jordan, won the award for best caricature.

Nabeha Mhaidli, managing editor of Tuta Tuta Magazine, Lebanon, received the award for best children article.

Sheikh Mohammed also honored journalists who lost their lives or were injured while performing duty.

He presented special awards to Gibran Tuwaini’s family, Sameer Kaser’s family, Atwar Bahjat’s family, May Chidiac’s family and Jawad Kadem.

Sheikh Mohammed concluded the awards ceremony by presenting the Media Personality of the
Year Award to Salahuddin Hafiz from Egypt for his outstanding contribution to the development of Arab Media.

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