A leading Arabic language newspaper has launched a unique initiative dubbed “person of the month” to honour outstanding people for their role in the society, the first prize of its kind in the country.
Emarat Alyoum, an affiliate of the Dubai Media Incorporated, one of the largest media establishments in the region, said its editing board would pick the person at the end of each month and that the winner of the first award would be announced at the end of January.
“Person of the month is intended to draw attention to social and humanitarian entrepreneurs and highlight their role and position…those persons must have imposed their presence on the paper‘s pages” the paper said.
It said the prize would be confined to men and women from the UAE and other Arab countries who are residing in the UAE and that it would include a prize, shield and merit certificate.
“The award would not be given to any person in a senior government position nor to any one in DMI,” the paper said.
Emirat Alyoum, one of the most popular Arabic language dailies in the region, is part of the government-owned DMI which also includes Emirates 24/7, the Arabic language Al-Bayan newspapers, Dubai TV and other media organs.