Ms. Maryam Al-Attiyah, Secretary-General of the National Human Rights Committee announced the winners for the third season of the “Award of the martyr Ali Hassan Al Jabir” in the 3 categories. The ceremony will be on Sunday at Ritz Carlton Hotel at 07:30 in the evening in the presence of dignitary guests, government officials, representatives of civil society organizations and journalists.
Contestants competed in three categories, namely: press photos, press releases and short documentary films. after extensive meetings, the board of Trustees declared the winners for this year: for the press release category, the Egyptian journalist Mohamed Saeed, for the category of documentary film, Hafsa Aubl from Yemen and the third winner for the category of the press photo is the Syrian journalist Mohamed Ghassan Al Jirwidi. The amount of the award is worth 15.000 U.S. dollars; Each winner will be honored and given 5000 USD as well as the award shield. After distributing the prizes, a group of journalists cooperating with the NHRC in deploying and establishing the culture of human rights will be honored.
Al-Attiyah stated that the selection of the winners was based on terms, guidelines and conditions approved in the statute of the award by the Board of Trustees. She commended the role of the Board of Trustees and the technical team in raising the stature of the awards through the last years who seeks to develop to be international in the coming seasons.
The National Human Rights Committee, the organizer of the competition in memory of the martyr Ali Hassan Al Jabir, has limited the award in the first year on one work only so that the candidate should have provided significant and distinctive contributions through his/her work in the detection of crimes or serious violations committed against a people, and should have contributed to the prevention of such crimes and violations and revealed them to the public opinion. It is worth mentioning that the Palestinian photographer Mohammed Othman won the award in the first season, he is a victim to Israeli violence aimed at preventing him from reporting events in Gaza through his camera. In the second year, the award has been divided into three categories, in the category of the press photo, the winner was Khalil Abu Hamra from Egypt, in the category of the press release, the winner was Eidi Al Menifi from Yemen and in the documentary film category, the winner was Media Town Company.