Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met on Wednesday at the Dubai World Trade Centre with the members of the jury of the Arab Journalism Award.
Sheikh Mohammed lauded the jury's efforts to make fair nominations of winners of the Arab journalism award for the past 15 years.
He described the Arab Journalism Award as an important intellectual motivational tool for the journalists to tackle issues related to different walks of life and to ring bells on just causes.
Sheikh Mohammed urged the jury members to utilize the Award's prominence to promote the role of journalism in highlighting political, economic and social issues that are of importance to the Arab masses.
Present were H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director General of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department and Mona Al Marri, the Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office.