Doha: NHRC 17/3/2011: On the annual anniversary of the annual Arab Human Rights Day, 16th March 2011, H.E. NHRC Chairman, Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh al-Marry inaguarated NHRC’s new Website and announced an annual world award in the name of Ali Hassan Al Jaber, the Al Jazeera cameraman who was ambushed outside Benghazi last Saturday (12/3/2011) while covering uprisings in Libya.
H.E. added that such an award would be granted to media persons and employees who expose human rights abuses and violations and their perpetrators. He described the death of the cameraman as being a violation of human rights and media freedom and a threat to freedom of speech.
Al-Mirri inaugurated an official website (both in Arabic and English) of the NHRC, offering information on the committee’s activities and services. Twenty-one lawyers were also honoured for contribution to protect human rights in