Two Watani journalists, Hanan Fikry and Mariam Adly, have won second place in a prestigious Egyptian journalism competition: the Nawal Omar Competition.
The annual Nawal Omar competition is organised by the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate. This year’s topic was Climate Change. The first prize went to al-Ahram journalist Muhammad al-Qazzaz for his “Floods .. fires .. higher temperatures .. the danger approaches”. Watani’s Ms Fikry and Ms Adly won second place for their joint feature “Climate change: red light for humanity”.
The awards ceremony was held at the Muhammad Hassanein Haikal Hall at al-Ahram building. Attending were Abdel-Mohsen Salama, Chairman of the board of Al-Ahram; and writer Hisham Al-Zeini who is the son of Nawal Omar and head trustee of the award in her name; as well as senior figures in the journalism and media fields, and professors in the media faculties in universities.
Dr Nawal Omar was a media professor who founded the media departments at Benha University and Zagazig University. She impacted Egyptian media in a distinctive way, especially through the hundreds of graduates who attended the departments she founded.
Dr Omar died in 2003. In 2004, her son Hisham Al-Zeini who is today Vice Chief Editor of al-Ahram Auto launched the competition in her name.
16 March 2022