Al Arabiya presenter Turki al-Dakhil to be honored by U.S. media group
America Abroad Media, which promotes the free exchange of ideas, celebrates ‘outstanding leaders in television and film’
The prominent journalist Turki al-Dakhil is to be honored by the U.S.-based America Abroad Media (AAM) as one of the world’s “outstanding leaders in television and film”, it was announced this week.
Dakhil, presenter of the Eda’at show on the Al Arabiya News Channel, is set to receive the honor at AAM’s annual awards dinner in October.
America Abroad Media, which promotes the free exchange of ideas on TV and radio, will hold the event in Washington DC.
Dakhil is a prominent journalist and media personality, who in 2012 ranked 29th on the Arabian Business list of the world’s 100 most powerful Saudis. He contributed to the establishment in 2003 of the Al Arabiya News Channel, of which this website is part.
His talk show Eda’at – Arabic for ‘spotlights’ – covers political, cultural and human-interest stories and regularly interviews high-profile figures.
Paul Greengrass, an academy-award nominated director, and Impact Partners, which unites philanthropists and filmmakers to produce independent documentaries, will also be honored at the event, according to an AAM statement.
The honors are awarded to those “whose work exemplifies the power of media to inform, educate and empower citizens about the critical social and public policy issues of our time,” according to AAM.
AAM will also present a special partner award to Pakistani actress and television host Reema Kahn.
“America Abroad Media is delighted to announce this year's honorees in recognition of their outstanding work,” said AAM founder and president Aaron Lobel in a statement.
“All our honorees have harnessed the tremendous power of media to promote the free exchange of ideas, critical thinking and thoughtful public discourse around the important international issues of our time.”