Arab Media Forum
The high-profile event has attracted journalists, politicians and media types from around the region, and hopes to facilitate dialogue about the issues affecting Arab media.
May 12, 2009 7:46 by kippreport
This year, the organizers have said that the annual Arab Journalism Awards have attracted 3113 entries from 19 Arab countries, an increase of 19 percent over the previous year. The maximum number of entries came from Egypt, representing 32 percent, followed by Saudi Arabia with 10 percent, Kuwait with 7 percent and the UAE with just 6 percent.
Around 60 media experts will be evaluating the entries, and judges will decide the winners of the 13 categories, which include Political Journalism, Interviews, Columns, Business Journalism, Investigative journalism, Cultural journalism, Sports Journalism, Environmental Journalism, IT Journalism, Journalism for Children, Press Photography, Cartooning and Health Journalism.
The total prize money awarded is $250,000.