Dubai: Dr Mohammed Ghanem Al Rumaihi was named the Media Personality of the Year at the Arab Media Forum 2023 in Dubai.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council honoured him on the opening day of the 21st edition of Arab Media Forum (AMF) on Tuesday at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
Born in 1942, Dr Al Rumaihi is a writer, thinker, translator, and professor of sociology from Kuwait.
Sheikh Ahmed also honoured Dr Sawsan Al Abtah who won the Best Columnist Award, another prestigious category in the Arab Media Awards.
Dr Sawsan Al Abtah is a professor of Islamic civilisation at the Arabic Language Department at the Lebanese University in Beirut and writer for Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.
Several other winners of various categories of awards in the Arab media field were also honoured.
Winners in the Arab Journalism Award category include Political Journalism Award: Ahmed Diyab from Al-Ahram Al-Arabi magazine; Investigative Reporting Award: Jamal Johar from Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper; Economic Journalism Award: Magdi Abu Al Fotouh, Ashorouq newspaper-Egypt; and Children's Media Award: Asmaa AlShamsi, Majid Magazine.
Winners in the Digital Media Award category include Best News Platform Award: Hespress, Morocco; Best Economic Platform Award: Argaam, Saudi Arabia; Best Sports Platform Award: FilGoal, Egypt.
Winners in the TV Award category include Best Economic Programme Award: 'Al Sabah Ma Siba', aired on Asharq news channel; Best Social Programme Award: 'Bil Khat Al Areed', broadcast on the Lebanon channel LBC; and Best Cultural Programme Award: 'Ala Khota Al Arab', broadcast on the Al Arabiya news channel.
For the Best Sports Programme Award, the winner is 'Fi Al Marma', broadcast on the Al Arabiya news channel. For the Best Documentary Award, the winner is 'Thakirato Al Rimal', broadcast on Sky News Arabia.