Afghan MoIC Expresses Appreciation to Sami Mehdi and Massoud Hussaini

Afghan MoIC Expresses Appreciation to Sami Mehdi and Massoud Hussaini

Kabul, Tuesday, 3rd July 2012

The Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture in Kabul expressed appreciation to Mr. Sami Mehdi for winning the Knight international award and to Massoud Huusaini for winning three international photography awards in a ceremony organized by the ministry.

Din Mohammad Mobariz Rashidi, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, head and members of media organizations and reporters were among the participants in the gathering.

Mr. Sami Mehdi, the head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 1 private television was announced as winner of Knight international award for creating two new programs: Kabul Debate and Naqab (Mask).

Mr. Massoud Hussaini, the news photographer of France Press Agency in Afghanistan won the Picture of Year International’s First Place for ‘the most effective photo of the world in 2011’, the World Press Photo’s Second Place in ‘the only news photo’ category and the prestigious international Pulitzer prize in 2012.