Mohamed Heikal poses for a picture on his 91st birthday, at his office, in Cairo, Egypt - Reuters
CAIRO - 24 September 2017: The Heikal Foundation for Arab Journalism on Saturday announced the recipients of its first annual journalism prizes for young journalists in a ceremony held at the Cairo Opera House.
The recipients are Ghada Mohamed Ibrahim el Sherif for its works on women's rights, Ahmed Hassan Abdel Aziz for his work as a military correspondent on the ground and Mohamed Salah Eddin for his deep and accurate coverage of the judicial affairs.
They got incentive prizes of 200,000 pounds each.
The winners had been chosen by members of the Heikal Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
In addition to the Heikal Foundation Awards, a memorandum of cooperation between the foundation and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina was signed.
The Foundation also unveiled the new "Heikal-Times Fellowship," the first-of-its-kind initiative that will be awarded to a promising, young journalist from the Arab world to attend a two-month program at The Times/Sunday Times in 2018.
Through the fellowship, the Heikal Foundation aims to support the professional development and international exposure of young journalists from the Arab world as well as bring new perspectives and exciting talent to The Times/Sunday Times.
Candidates will be selected in the coming months through a competitive process administered jointly by The Times/Sunday Times and the Heikal Foundation for Arab Journalism.
The Heikal Foundation for Arab Journalism was established in March 2007 with a mandate to expose young Arab journalists to the latest trends on the international media scene, and provide technical support and training for journalists by engaging in dialogue and the exchange of ideas between journalists in the region and abroad.
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