Second ‘Khalifa bin Salman Press Award’ launched

Second ‘Khalifa bin Salman Press Award’ launched

Information Affairs Minister, Ali bin Mohammed
Al‑Romaihi, has announced the launch of the second edition of the “Khalifa
bin Salman Press Award” which will be presented during the Bahrain Press
Day which is celebrated every May 7.

The minister extended deepest thanks and appreciation to HRH the Prime
Minister for patronising the award, which, he said, embodies the Premier’s
support to the rights of journalists to express their opinions freely,
independently, responsibly and creatively within the atmosphere of democratic
and cultural openness prevailing in the kingdom during the prosperous era of
His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

The move is part of Information Affairs Ministry’s keenness on supporting and
encouraging columnists and journalists, as well as on strengthening the role
of the national press in Bahrain, Al‑Romaihi said.

It is also out of the ministry’s recognition of the positive impact of free and
transparent press articles in enlightening the public opinion and consolidating

the hard‑won national achievements and gains to meet the citizens’ needs
and fulfill their aspirations within the pioneering Reform Project spearheaded
by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, he added.

According to the Information Affairs Ministry, all press institutions and
journalists in Bahrain‑based local, weekly or quarterly newspapers or
magazines that are issued in Arabic and English may participate in the

The award will be granted in four categories, namely the Best Column, the
Best Investigative Report, the Best Press Interview and the Best Press Photo,
covering the political, economic, sports and cultural fields.

Nomination for the award will be open as from today until April 25, and the
presented works will be examined by a jury comprising high‑profile
journalists, media persons and academicians.

Those vying for the award should present up to five works within a single
category, the Information Affairs Ministry said, adding that the participating
articles should have been published in Bahraini newspapers or magazines in

2016 only, and should not have participated in other local competitions.

Any work which had won a press award during a local, GCC or Arab
competition will not be allowed to vie for the award.

The Information Affairs Ministry said that it would not be responsible,
professionally or legally, for any copyright violations in the presented works,
noting that the award will be withdrawn from violating winners.

Participants should send their works (including necessarily the electronic link)
to the award’s website ( They should provide information
about the name of the publication, the publication date, the category and
personal information of the applicant.

For more information, please visit the award’s website ( or
contact it on 17372872.

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