Bahraini journalist Nazhia Saeid; Egyptian journalist Mohamed Abo El-Gheit
Egyptian Mohamed Abul-Gheit and Bahraini Naziha Said received on Thursday the Excellence in Journalism award presented by the Heikal Foundation for Arab Journalism in its fifth round.
Abul-Gheit was granted the award for his investigative articles on Syria. He had earlier won other prizes for his reports on the wars in Syria and Yemen.
Said is an independent journalist focuses her reports on women’s rights in the Gulf.
The foundation’s Board of Trustees announced the awards at a small ceremony marking the late Mohamed Hassanein Heikal’s birthday.
This year’s event was streamed on Zoom due to crowd limitation measures as a result of the coronavirus and to allow the winners to take part in the official award announcement.
Established in 2007 by renowned journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the Heikal Foundation for Arab Journalism nurtures excellence and development in journalism across the Arab world.
The applicants are required to be Arab journalists under the age of 40, working at an Arabic language news outlet. The two awards, worth EGP 250,000 each, are meant to enable young Arab journalists to develop their skills and drive excellence in the field of journalism.
To date, a total of 11 young journalists have won the prestigious award.
The Heikal Foundation announced on Thursday the inauguration of the relocation of Mohamed Hassanein Heikal’s library in the upcoming weeks from his office to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, including manuscripts, rare documents, and book collections in addition to his office furnishings, personal stationary, and maps.