Friday, August 31, 2007

Egyptian blogger wins Knight award

Wael Abbas' Misrdigital, which he refers to as a weekly e-newspaper, was recognized for its hard-hitting journalistic style.

Dubai: Whether people realise its influence or not, acknowledge it or not, internet has not only became a vital instrument in communication, but also a field of competition for journalists in 'traditional' media outlets. ...

Last Friday, Abbas, a blogger, received an e-mail message notifying him of being the first blogger ever winning an award for the blog he began in mid- 2004.

Abbas was named, along with a Myanmarese investigative reporter, as the 2007 Knight International Journalism Award winners - an award which recognises individuals who have raised the standards of media excellence in their countries. ... --


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