Arab News displays “TheFace: Portraits of the Kingdom” gallery at Arab Media Forum event in Dubai

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Sara I. Alissa (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
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Family photo of Rozana Al-Tayyar. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
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Rabaa Al-Angari. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
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Lamia Abdulmohsen. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
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Fatima Batook: excelling in the fitness industry through dedication, commitment, enthusiasm and hard work. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
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Interior design is an incredibly rewarding profession says Sima Malak. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 30 March 2019
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Arab News displays “TheFace: Portraits of the Kingdom” gallery at Arab Media Forum event in Dubai

  • The project, titled TheFace: Portraits from the Kingdom, captures the true essence of professional Saudi women across the kingdom
  • Among the attendees of the gallery was the Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, Mona Al Marri

DUBAI: Arab News set up a gallery exhibition of “TheFace: Portraits of the Kingdom” at an Arab Media Forum event in Dubai on Thursday.

The gallery, taken by Arab News’ Head of Photography Ziyad Alarfaj, displayed a number of portraits of successful professional Saudi women to shed light on the empowerment of women in workplace under Vision 2030.

 “I was always passionate about story-telling, and being a visual person, I wanted to tell the story of the Saudi people through photographs,” Alarfaj said, adding that “I've lived outside of Saudi Arabia for more the 27 years, but I am always asked about my country, so it’s all about showing who we are, as we are.”

Among the attendees of the gallery was the Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, Mona Al Marri.

The project, titled TheFace: Portraits from the Kingdom, captures the true essence of professional Saudi women across the kingdom in order to highlight their positive impact and empowerment in the workplace.


Qatari network Al Jazeera slammed over ‘Holocaust denial’ film

Updated 19 May 2019
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Qatari network Al Jazeera slammed over ‘Holocaust denial’ film

  • Video on AJ+ Arabic channel claimed Israel was the genocide’s ‘greatest beneficiary’
  • Network suspends two journalists over ‘violation of editorial guidelines’

LONDON: Al Jazeera’s youth channel AJ+ Arabic has drawn widespread condemnation over a video that was branded “Holocaust denial” for claiming the Jews exaggerated the scale of the genocide to help establish Israel.
After widespread public anger, the Qatar-owned network was forced to delete the video, suspending two of its journalists over its broadcast.
The video in question, while not disputing the Holocaust took place, suggested the Jews had skewed facts about the genocide, and that Israel was the “biggest winner” from it.

“Denouncing the Holocaust is a moral obligation, but Israel is the biggest winner from the Holocaust,” the presenter said.
“And it uses the same Nazi justifications as a launching pad for the racial cleansing and annihilation of the Palestinians.”
Many took to Twitter in outrage about the video, with one commentator pointing out the difference between AJ+ in Arabic, and its English output.
Al Jazeera has long been accused of broadcasting extreme material in Arabic, but churning out seemingly more balanced material in English, aimed at a Western audience.

In a statement on Sunday, the network said it had suspended two journalists over “violation of its editorial guidelines.”
“The video content and accompanying posts were swiftly deleted by AJ+ senior management from all AJ+ pages and accounts on social media, as it contravened the Network’s editorial standards,” it said.
The network has also said a “mandatory bias training and awareness program” was required for its staff.