Vet­eran me­dia per­son­al­i­ties hon­ored

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The Arab Me­dia Fo­rum held cer­e­mony re­cently to honor sev­eral Kuwaiti and Arab Me­dia per­son­al­i­ties who served the Kuwaiti me­dia for more than 20 years. In­for­ma­tion Min­istry’s Un­der­sec­re­tary Tariq Al-Mizrim, who rep­re­sented In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter, State Min­is­ter for Youth Af­fairs Sheikh Sal­man Sabah Al-Salem Al-Hu­moud Al-Sabah, said it is nec­es­sary to “join this group of Arab and Kuwaiti me­dia per­son­al­i­ties who served Kuwait’s me­dia in all fields.”

“Those who gave a lot de­serve thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for their ef­forts and we ex­pect more con­tri­bu­tions from them in the fu­ture,” he said, adding that the hon­ored in­di­vid­u­als gave a lot through tele­vi­sion, ra­dio and the press, and stressed that Kuwait al­ways thanks those who serve it.

Mean­while, the Arab Me­dia Fo­rum’s Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Madhi Al-Khamis said the fo­rum is keen on host­ing the event ev­ery year, and thanked Sheikh Sal­man AlHu­moud for sup­port­ing all me­dia-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties. “The hon­ored per­son­al­i­ties set an example for us and we were look­ing up to them with love as we tell them to­day ‘thank you,’” he said.

Kuwait Jour­nal­ists As­so­ci­a­tion’s Trea­surer Ad­nan Al-Rashid thanked the fo­rum’s of­fi­cials for or­ga­niz­ing the cel­e­bra­tion, as he lauded ef­forts of all Arab Jour­nal­ists and me­dia per­son­al­i­ties who helped Kuwait as­sume a pi­o­neer­ing po­si­tion in press and me­dia. “they brought out a Kuwaiti gen­er­a­tion that is able to con­tinue the march,” he said, de­scrib­ing the hon­ored in­di­vid­u­als.

The win­ners of Cairo Mon­dial of art and in­for­ma­tion works were also hon­ored with a plaque, which was pre­sented to the direc­tor of pro­grams depart­ment at Kuwait Ra­dio Saad Al-Findi on be­half of In­for­ma­tion Min­istry As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for Ra­dio Af­fairs Sheikh Fa­had Mubarak Ab­dal­lah AlAh­mad Al-Sabah, as Kuwait won first place in the Mon­dial.

The hon­ored me­dia per­son­al­i­ties who spent 20 years in the field in­cluded the In­for­ma­tion Min­istry’s As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary for New Me­dia sec­tor and In­for­ma­tion ser­vices Yousuf Mustafa, Deputy Direc­tor Gen­eral of KUNA for editorial sec­tor man­ag­ing edi­tor Saad Al-Ali, KUNA Jour­nal­ists Ja­mal Be­hbe­hani, Mo­ham­mad Shams-el-Deen and Faisal Ha­reedi, in ad­di­tion to other me­dia per­son­al­i­ties in­clud­ing Aye­sha Al-Yahya, Ma­jid AlShatti, Hus­sein Mulla Ali, Nathira Al-Awadhi and Amani Al-Fiqi.

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