I was only ten years old when MBC began broadcasting via satellite from London in 1991. To me, that was a moment in history equivalent to the 1984 launch of the Apple Mac computer. It changed everything – not just for me but for a whole generation who was suffering from the mind-numbing effect of Arab state-owned media outlets.
Prince Naseem Hamed of Britain, center, with arms raised get the points decision against Manuel Calvo from Spain for the IBO Featherweight Championship of the World at the London Arena in London in 2002. (AP)
4. Arab idol winner Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf (Reuters)
Al Arabiya was the first TV channel to interview US President Barack Obama upon his inauguration in 2009. (Al Arabiya)
It was through MBC that Arabs worldwide rallied together to support causes that unified them. From standing up to Israeli aggression in Palestine and Lebanon to creating and cheering pan-Arab moments.Faisal J. Abbas
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum awards Sheikh Waleed al-Ibrahim for his achievements over last 25 years DUBIA MEDIA OFFICE