Qatar Media Corporation bagged three awards at the conclusion of the 15th Gulf Radio and Television Festival organised by GCC Radio and Television broadcasting in Manama under the theme of 'Our Media is Our Identity.'
The 'Speed' programme, produced by Al Kass Sports Channels, received the Golden Sail in the sports programme category. Qatar Radio received the Golden Sail for its radio programme 'Climate Change', while the 'Fastabko Al Khairat - Be ahead of the good deeds' programme, produced by Qatar TV, received the Silver Sail in the religious programme category.
The 'sail' was chosen as the design for the festival awards to embody the link that unites Gulf nations as coastal countries linked to the sea and the sail - an integral part of identity and heritage.
Qatar Media Corporation participated in a distinguished pavilion that reviewed the radio and television works participating in the festival competition.
The 'Sa'et Marah - Fun Hour' programme participated in the family and children's programme category, the series 'Al'Omr Mara - Life is Once' participated in the community drama category, the series 'Al Jar - The Neighbour' participated in the comedy drama category, 'Al Bawsala - The Compass' participated in the variety programme category, 'Fastabiko Al Khairat - Be ahead of good deeds' in the religious programme category, 'Ghabga' in the talk shows category, and 'Speed' in the sports programme category.
The festival also included four seminars in which Qatari and Gulf media professionals took part.
The seminars were on the future of stardom and responsibility, the future of media training in the Gulf, Gulf women in the media, and youth experiences.
Former CEO of Qatar Media Corporation, Mubarak bin Jaham al-Kuwari, former director of Qatar TV, Mohammed Abdulrahman al-Kuwari, and former director of Qatar Radio Ali, Nasser al-Kubaisi, were honoured by the festival in recognition of their media careers.(QNA)