Monday, October 27, 2008

Arab Journalism Awards Invites and Now Open for Submissions in 12 Categories

Press Release:
The General Secretariat of the Arab Journalism Awards today announced it is accepting entries in 12 categories for the eighth edition of the annual event. The deadline for submission to the Awards has been set to 15 January, 2009.
The region’s most coveted recognition for journalistic excellence will give away cash prizes totaling AED863,000 (US$235,000) for best works in politics, business, investigative journalism, IT, columnist, culture, sports, environment, photo-journalism, caricature, interview and children’s journalism.
Maryam Bin Fahad, Executive Director, Arab Journalism Awards, said the recognition aims to acknowledge journalists who take the responsibility of portraying an accurate image of the Arab world in the region and beyond.
She added through the past seven editions, the Arab Journalism Awards have consistently endeavoured to contribute to the progress of journalism in the Arab world, while motivating media persons in the region to excel by honouring the most outstanding achievers among them. Bin Fahad said: “With every year, the Arab Journalism Awards are gaining wider recognition and appeal. Aiming to sustain, if not exceed, last year’s record participation, key members of the General Secretariat will soon embark upon a region-wide road show and visit a number of Arab countries to meet with editors, publishers, media associations and press clubs. We urge the print media to ensure active participation at the 2009 Awards that will globally spotlight the premium quality work produced by our people.”
The 8th Arab Journalism Awards will be held on 15 April, 2009 as a fitting finale to the two day annual Arab Media Forum that serves as a key platform for constructive dialogue among Arab and international media experts.
In 2007, the Awards attracted 2,609 participations from 18 Arab countries. Egypt proved to be the most prolific participant, followed by the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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