Saudi Media Forum Kicks off in Riyadh
The inaugural Saudi Media Forum kicked off in Riyadh on Monday with the participation of 1,000 experts from 32 countries.
Held under the title, “Media Making: Opportunities and Challenges,” it will feature 50 sessions and workshops over a two-day period.
Saudi diplomat and journalist Jamil al-Hejailan was awarded media personality of the year, while journalists and reporters at the Saudi Research and Marketing Group received the lion’s share of the event’s awards.
Abdul Rahman al-Rashed won the award of best column writer, Adhwan AlAhmary, editor-in-chief of Independent Arabia, received the best political journalism award. Asharq Al-Awsat’s Jamal Jawhar received the award for best investigative journalism, Mohammed al-Rayyes, of Arab News, received the award for best caricature and Adnan Mahdali, of al-Eqtisadiah, received the award for best photojournalism.
Saudi Information Minister Turki al-Shabanah handed out awards to several media figures in recognition of their work.