Sayidaty wins 8 honors at Middle East Digital Media Awards

Updated 20 March 2017
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Sayidaty wins 8 honors at Middle East Digital Media Awards

JEDDAH: Sayidaty Digital won the largest haul of awards at the recent Middle East Digital Media Awards 2017.
The awards, run by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), honor the best innovative and new projects in the global digital publishing field.
Sayidaty won various awards including honors in the “Best in Lifestyle, Sports or Entertainment Website” and “Best Digital Advertising Campaign” categories.
The honors included two gold awards. The first was granted to the beauty and fashion site Aljamila.com, which won in the “Best Lifestyle, Sports or Entertainment Mobile Service” category. The second was granted to Sayidaty.net on Snapchat, honoring the women’s magazine’s presence on the social media site, and landing it the top “Best in Social Media Engagement” honor.
WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious recognition of best-practice innovation in digital publishing worldwide. Now in their second year in the Middle East, the awards are presented in several regions around the world during the year.


UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

Updated 34 min 28 sec ago
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UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

LONDON: Britain’s health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don’t do more to protect children.
In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter and others, Jeremy Hunt said their failure to prevent young children using social media and exposing children to its “harmful emotional side effects” was “unacceptable and irresponsible.”
Hunt said Sunday he was particularly concerned about the lack of age verification measures, with thousands breaching minimum user age rules.
He gave the companies a week to set out steps they are taking to cut underage use, prevent cyberbullying, and promote limited screen time.
Hunt last year attacked Facebook for releasing a version aimed at children, telling the company to “stay away from my kids.”