Google Doodle celebrates Egyptian actress Madiha Kamel’s birthday

Google doodle is giving tribute to Madiha Kamel, a famed Egyptian actress. (Google)
Updated 03 August 2019

Google Doodle celebrates Egyptian actress Madiha Kamel’s birthday

  • Kamel’s career spanned three decades, making her one of the most memorable names and faces in Egyptian cinema
  • She died in 1997 after suffering from breast cancer

DUBAI: Google celebrated what would be the 73rd birthday of iconic Egyptian star Madiha Kamel, with a doodle on Saturday.

Born in Alexandria in 1946, Kamel’s career spanned three decades, making her one of the most memorable names and faces in Egyptian cinema, before she died in 1997 after battling breast cancer.




Madiha Kamel started her career in the 1960s. (Facebook/Madiha Kamel Official)

Before shooting to stardom, Kamel did theater and radio sketches while studying at the Ain Shams University – honoring her parents’ wish that she finishes her education before fully diving into the movie industry.

In the mid-1960s, her onscreen career began taking off, appearing in films like “A Girl Like No Other,” and “30 Days in Prison,” where she co-starred with another Egyptian legend Farid Shawqi.




She was also known for her dance moves. (Facebook/Madiha Kamel Official)

Throughout her career, she worked with famous Egyptian names including Mahmoud Yassin and Najla Fathi, appearing in several movie and TV hits such as “The Choice,” “Love and Pride,” and “El Bashayer.”

She retired in 1992 to take care of her daughter, and to attend to her sick mother. 


Saudi Arabia, UAE discuss media cooperation

Updated 16 September 2019

Saudi Arabia, UAE discuss media cooperation

  • The Saudi minister said the plans discussed looked to help increase investment in the media sector and activating the media market

DUBAI: The Joint Committee for Media Cooperation of the Saudi-UAE Coordination Council held its first meeting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to discuss joint initiatives of the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The committee discussed joint media initiatives and programs that aim to unify efforts to highlight and to develop media content in a way that contributes to consolidating and enhancing joint action.

“We seek to strengthen the bonds of cooperation between us and support the media sector through a number of programs and projects that will contribute to the development of the sector,” Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Information, Turki Al-Shabanah, said.

“Raising the quality of production between the two countries in a way that contributes to improving the level of audio-visual media work and raising the efficiency and competitiveness of social media,” Al-Shabanah added.

The Saudi minister said the plans discussed looked to help increase investment in the media sector and activating the media market.

Meanwhile, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council, Sultan Al-Jaber said that the two countries look to establish the foundations, rules and principles that consolidate and strengthen the two nation’s common media vision and development media programs that serve their objectives.

“We look forward to this committee to be a unique media platform that … works to transfer experiences in order to enrich the media content and prepare and qualify a constellation of young media leaders in the two brotherly countries,” Al-Jaber said.