JournalismPakistan.com May 10, 2012
DUBAI: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,on Wednesday (May 9) attended the award gala of the 11th Arab Journalism Awards staged at the conclusion of the two-day Arab Media Forum (AMF).
Sheikh Mohammed presented the award for '2012 Media Personality of the Year' to Mohammed Al Sanousi of Kuwait. Lebanese media man RafiqKhoury was also recognized for his constructive efforts in advancing Arab media.
Sheikh Mohammed also honored DrBadrya Al Beshr of Saudi Arabia for bagging the 'Best Newspaper Column' award. Egypt's LailaRostum received special recognition from Sheikh Mohammed.
Ali Zalat and Mohammed Al Khouli of Al Masry Al Youm newspaper were awarded the 'Investigative Reporting' award. Omar Khalil Azabi of Dubai-based Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm received the 'Economic Journalism' award while Salah Salim of Egypt's Al Ahram won the 'Political Journalism' award.
Ahmed Naji Ahmed from Egyptian paper Arts News and Abdullah Abdul Rahman from UAE's Dhafra magazine were awarded the 'Cultural Journalism' award. Waleed Al Tayeb from Egypt's Onislam.net was presented with the 'Press Interview' category.
The 'Sports Journalism' award went to Ali Shadhan from Dubai-based Al Bayan Arabic daily. Ahmed Al Masry from Al Masry Al Youm won the 'The best Journalism Photo' and Maher Rashawan from Kuwaitiya bagged the 'Best Caricature' award.
Saeed Al Khatib from Qatar's Doha magazine and Mohammed Mahla from Awal magazine of Morocco received the 'Young Talent Journalism' award.Wam
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