Wednesday 4th Apr 2018
Manama, Apr. 4 (BNA): Information Minister and Board of Trustees Chairman of Bahrain Institute for Political Development Ali bin Mohammed Al Romaihi congratulated Advisor to His Majesty the King for Media Affairs Nabil bin Yaqoob Al Hamar on the Media Personality of the Year award which was granted to him in the 17th edition of the Arab Media Forum in Dubai, the UAE. Al Hamar was honoured today by the UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Information Minister described the prestigious Arab award as an honour to all the Bahraini media and press community and a crowning to Bahrain’s pioneering status as a model in freedom of press as well as media, intellectual, cultural and civilisational progress in the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. He hailed the positive initiatives of the Advisor to HM the King for Media Affairs and his honourable history as one of the pioneers of Bahrain and the Arab media and press. He lauded Al Hamar’s efforts in setting up the Gulf News Agency (currently Bahrain News Agency), Al-Ayam Press and Publishing in 1989, as well as his contribution to founding Bahrain Journalists Association and developing the media, telecommunication, cultural and art sectors when he took charge of the Information Ministry.
Al Hamar was appointed Advisor to HM the King for Media Affairs in 2005 and took part in many GCC, Arab and international media functions.
The Information Minister underlined appreciation of all the ministry personnel as well as the Bahraini press community of the honour, commending keenness of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on honouring the outstanding and creative Arab personalities, which reflects the humanitarian and civilisational role of the UAE in boosting pan-Arab work and serving Arab issues.
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BNA 1452 GMT 2018/04/04