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  • Friday, June 29, 2007

    Media Awards

    The International Media Council Awards of the Next Century Foundation were presented at a ceremony in March 2007. The Main Prize was awarded for an outstanding contribution to better understanding both in and towards the Middle East. The Cutting Edge Prize is awarded young or upcoming journalists in the same field.

    Nominations were in the following categories:

    The International Media Council Prize:

    1. Western Journalist - Mr David Gardner - The Financial Times (Proposer Abigail Fielding-Smith, IB Tauris Books)
    2. Israeli Journalist - Mr Rafik Halabi - Channel 2 (Proposer June Jacobs, The International Council of Jewish Women)
    3. Western Journalist - Mr Michael Binyon - The Times(proposer Adel Darwish of the Daily Mail)

    The Cutting Edge Prize for an outstanding Newcomer to Journalism:

    4. Arab Journalist - Mr Sami Abdul Shafi - The Independent (Proposer Turi Munthe, Rusi)
    5. Jewish Journalist - Mr Jack Hugi - Maariv, Israel (Proposer Rafik Halabi, Israel)
    6. Western Journalist - Ms Louisa Brooke, The BBC (Proposer Mike Wooldridge, BBC)

    The Patrons Award - a special honorary award for lifetime achievement nominated and chosen by the Patrons and awarded this time to:

    7. Mr Hassan Soussi, Arab News Network Satellite TV (Proposer Ribal al Assad, Syria)

    The awards were hosted by Lord Stone of Blackheath and presented in the House of Lords.


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