Journalists awarded for promoting safe society

Winners of the Pan Arab Intellectual Property Rights Media Awards with BSA representatives. (SUPPLIED)

The Pan Arab Intellectual Property Rights Media Awards announced the winners in its 2009 edition in Doha, Qatar.

Established by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and supported by Qatar's Ministry of Justice, the award recognises media's contributions to promoting a safe and legal digital society throughout the Arab World. The awards were given in five contest categories including 'Best Opinion Piece,' 'Best Investigative Piece,' 'Best News Article,' 'Best Feature Article,' and 'Best Interview,' with a winner and runner up named for each one.

The first place winner of the 'Best News Article' category was Mohammad Al Farah from Al Sharq newspaper, Qatar, and the second Dana Halawi from Daily Star newspaper, Lebanon. The winners of 'Best Opinion Piece' category were Fadi Al Halab from Lebanese TV station Future TV and Samir Mahmoud from Shabab Maser newspaper of Egypt.

The winners of the 'Best Feature Article' category were Bashar Abu Leil from Al Watan newspaper, Qatar, and Mohammad Ghazal from The Jordan Times.

'Best Investigative Piece' category awards went to Ayat Mohamad Said Al Fiki from ICT News, Egypt, and Naushad K Cherrayil from Gulf News.

Winners of the 'Best Interview' category were Inas Ismail from Al Aalam Al Youm newspaper, Egypt, and Mahmood Nasheet from Akhbar Al Khaleej, the leading Arabic newspaper of Bahrain.

 

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