The 2nd edition of the Global Media Congress 2023 concluded on Thursday with a prize distribution ceremony. The GMC 2023 was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court, witnessed the honoring of the winners of the Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA) competition for the best report and best photograph.
The closing ceremony of Global Media Congress 2023 was attended by Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director-General of the Emirates News Agency (WAM) and Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of the GMC, along with heads and directors of Arab news agencies, Farid Ayar, Secretary-General of FANA, and distinguished guests participating in the GMC.
The Qatar News Agency (QNA) won the award for Best Report for 2022, and the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) secured the “Best Photography Award for 2023.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) was awarded the Excellence Award for 2022, alongside the Best Journalistic Report Award for 2023.
Suleiman Zahra was honored for his outstanding efforts to develop FANA’s website.
Al Rayssi lauded the efforts of the awards’ winners, commending their journalistic efforts and expressing his happiness at the fact that the GMC is a platform that honours FANA award winners and where Arab news agencies gather under the umbrella of its general secretariat, fostering year-on-year discussions that enhance the work of Arab agencies, address journalistic challenges, and contribute to their development and reinforcement at a national level, significantly contributing to the renaissance of Arab nations and communities.
The honourees lauded the GMC for its enriching and comprehensive discussions, stressing that the event has evolved into a global platform for discussing all facets of the media and exploring ways of developing and supporting it across all levels to keep pace with overall global advancements.