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Media Personality award for former Al Arabiya GM Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

The award was presented to Al-Rashed by UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

Ismaeel Naar

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Al Arabiya’s Former General Manager Abdulrahman Al-Rashed was honored with the Media Personality of the year award by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum at Arab Media Forum.

A veteran and internationally acclaimed journalist, he is a former editor-in-chief of the London-based leading Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, where he still regularly writes a political column. He has also served as the editor of Asharq al-Awsat’s sister publication, al-Majalla.

The award was presented during the Arab Journalism Awards ceremony that culminated a two-day Arab Media Forum, in its 15th edition.

List of Arab Journalism Awards winners:

Media Personality of the Year Award:
Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel, in recognition of his contributions to Arab media and his long and distinguished career.

Best Newspaper Column Award, $30,000: Lebanese writer and critic Ebrahim Al Arees.

Smart Journalism Award, $50,000: Moroccan web portal Hespress.

Winners in other categories, $15,000 each:
Humanitarian Journalism Award: Naima Al Sridi of Al Maghrib Al Youm magazine (Morocco).

Specialized Journalism Award: Al Khaleej newspaper team (UAE).

Sports Journalism Award: Redha Salim, Al Ittihad newspaper (UAE).

Cultural Journalism Award: Mustafa Abbada, Al Ahram Al Arabi magazine (Egypt).

Investigative Reporting Award: Houda Zakaria and Mohammad Al Mindarawi of ‘Youm 7’ newspaper (Egypt).

Economic Journalism Award: Osama Jalal, Kuwait News Agency (Kuwait).

Political Journalism Award: Dr Abdullah Al Madani, Al Ittihad newspaper (UAE).

Press Interviews Journalism Award: Faisal Bin Saeed Al Alwi, Al Watan newspaper (Oman).

Photo Journalism Award: Mohammad Ali Turkman, Reuters (Palestine).

Outstanding Cartoonist Award: Mouafeq Rushdi Gat, Sky News Arabia.

Young Journalist Award: Ayat Al Habal, Masri Al Youm (Egypt); Abeer Eisa, Kul Al Usra (UAE) and Halima Abrouk, Akhbar Al Youm (Morocco).

(Video tribute to Abdulrahman Al-Rashed's career in journalism):

Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya English Faisal J. Abbas congratualates Al-Rashed:

Asharq Al-Awsat Editor Salman Al-Dosari tweets to Al-Rashed:

Director of MBC Group Ali Jaber:

MBC Group’s official spokesman Mazen Hayek:

UAE newspaper Alroeya's Editor-in-Chief Mohammed Al-Tonsi:

Saudi columnist Amjad Almunif:

Wall Street Journal Saudi correspondent Ahmed Al Omran: