KUWAIT, Asharq Al-Awsat- The Arab Media Forum announced Saturday it is to honor Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Chairman of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) as Media Personality of the Year, according to the media executive office.
The forum, which will honor a number of distinguished Arab personalities for their contributions to Arab media, will be held in Kuwait between April 5-7, under the patronage of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Prince Faisal’s award, comes in accordance with his support of Arab media institutions and their development, said the forum’s Secretary General Madhi Al-Khamees. Prince Faisal on his part expressed his gratitude to the media forum’s organizers for its decision, also expressing appreciation to the State of Kuwait and its significant role in the service of Arab interests in all fields.
The SRMG, founded in 1972 is regarded as one of the foremost publishing companies in the world and has issued books and publications for readers in the Arab world and worldwide. The media company is responsible for a number of widely read dailies including: Asharq Al-Awsat, Al-Iqtisadia, Al-Riyadia and Arab News among others. Other SRMG published periodicals include: Sayedati, Bassim, Urdu Magazine, Arrajol, Al-Jamila and Heya. The award date will coincide with the 30th anniversary of London-based Asharq Al-Awsat, the most prominent Arab daily issued outside of the Arab World, which delivers the messages of Arabs living outside their homelands to all quarters of the globe. Other awards will also be presented to icons in the Arab media industry by the forum which was established in 2003, said Al-Khamis furthermore.