Saudi Media Ministry organizes Media Excellence Awards 2019

The Saudi Ministry of Media organized the 2019 Media Excellence Awards on Monday in Riyadh, in the presence of Media Minister Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah. (SPA)
Updated 01 October 2019

Saudi Media Ministry organizes Media Excellence Awards 2019

  • The award covered 10 different categories

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Media organized the 2019 Media Excellence Awards on Monday, at the Hilton Hotel in Riyadh, in the presence of Media Minister Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah.

The award covered 10 different categories, with Saudi pizza chain, Maestro Pizza, winning the award in the private and non-profit sector video category.

In the media initiative by governmental authorities category, the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones won its “Imagine the nation without them” production.

In the TV product category, the Saudi Broadcasting Authority won the award for its “Soldier Majed Al-Qarni” movie, and in the radio product category, the Thmaniya radio station won the award for its production “Things that have changed us.”

In the photography category, Dhafer Al-Shehry won for his “Lil-majd Al-Oulya” project.

Al-Watan newspaper won the press coverage award, which was presented to its editor-in-chief, Dr. Othman Al-Sini. Iman Al-Shamri won the award for best article for her piece “September 23rd for more than 33 million people.” 

Poet Abdullah Al-Zahrani was also recognized for his poem “My nation under the shadows of palms” and the General Entertainment Authority won the patriotic song award for “Maw’idouna 2030.”


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.