Shaikha Fatima given Taryam Omran award

SHARJAH — The Taryam Omran Foundation For Cultural and Humanitarian Work presented the Award for Cultural and Humanitarian Achievement to Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the UAE Women's Federation and wife of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, for her role in supporting women's issues both locally and internationally.

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Published: Fri 6 May 2005, 12:01 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:24 PM

His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member fo the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, presented the award to Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Information and Culture, who received it on behalf of Shaikha Fatima, at a ceremony held at the Sharjah Cultural Palace on Wednesday.

Dr Shaikh Sultan also presented the Taryam Omran Journalism Award to prominet local and Arab journalists. The award, which is in its second edition, was instituted in memory of the late Taryam Omran, founder of Dar Al Khaleej publishing house and Al Khaleej newspaper.

The Sharjah City for Humanitaran Services was awarded the Cultural and Humanitarian Achievement Award for its service to the community.

Five prominent local journalists were selected for the Journalism Pioneer Award. They are: Dr Mohammed Obaid Ghobash, Editor-in-Chief of 7 Days newspaper, Abdel Hamid Ahmad, Editor-in-Chief of Gulf News, Habib Al Sayegh, a journalist and columnist, Mohammed Yousef, columnist for Al Bayan and Obaid Sultan Tuwayresh, who was Editor-in-Chief of Al Ittihad from 1996 to 1999.

The winners of the Journalism Pioneer Award for the Arab World are: Talal Salman, Editor-in-Chief of Al Safeer newsaper in Lebanon, Ali Abdullah Mobarak Sayar, a prominent Bahraini journalist and founder of Al Sada, a weekly magazine, and the weekly Gulf Mirror, Salaheddin Hafez, senior Egyptian journalist, Mohammed Msaed Al Saleh, senior Kuwaiti journalist, and Mahmoud Al Saadani, senior Egyptian journalist.

Winners of the local journalism award were: Yousef Saad, Egyptian journalist, for best investigative report, an article he wrote on the condition of education in rural areas of the UAE; Al Sayed Salamah Hashim, for best interview; Al Saad Omar Al Minhali, UAE journalist, for best column; Naser Iraq from Egypt, for best news article; Kamal Mohammed Ahmad from Sudan, for best photograph; and Amer Mahmoud Al Za'abi from Syria, for best caricature.

Also present at the awards ceremony were Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Sharjah Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler, Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education, and Dr Abdullah Omran, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Taryam Omran Foundation for Cultural and Humanitarian Work, besides senior officials and journalists.

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