Monday, June 5, 2023

Samir Kassir Awards for Press Freedom

I was a member of the jury committee that decided the winners of the Samir Kassir Awards for 2023, given by the delegation of the European Union to Lebanon and the Samir Kassir Foundation. This year, 242 journalists participated in the competition from many Arab countries. 81 candidates competed in the Opinion Piece category, 110 in the Investigative Article category, and 54 in the Audiovisual News Report category. The winners were Inas Hakky from Syria, Mahmoud Al-Sobky from Egypt, and Mohamad Chreyteh from Lebanon. The awards ceremony was in Beirut. I was delighted to hand one of the awards to Inas.