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ByMary M. Ward

Jun 20, 2022

RIYADH: Arab News, the region’s leading English-language daily, added three new international media awards to its name at the WAN-IFRA Asian Media Awards 2022, bringing its total to 83 since its relaunch in 2016.

Recent awards include the WAN-IFRA Best in Newspaper Front Page Design award for the newspaper’s special coverage of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and the Best in Newspaper Infographics award for its feature on OceanX and NEOM.

“We are extremely proud to have won these recent awards. It’s hard to believe that we now have 83 design awards since our relaunch in 2018. It’s an incredible achievement and it helps strengthen our creative vision,” said Simon Khalil, Creative Director of Arab News.

The newspaper also received an Honorable Mention in the Best Use of Print category for its Saudi National Day coverage at the 2022 INMA Global Media Awards.

For the 20th anniversary coverage of 9/11, Arab News asked journalists and editors from the Middle East, and those who work there, to recount their memories of one of the darkest days in modern history.

Meanwhile, the NEOM/Ocean X projector was a figurative dive into the deep aquatic layers of what lies beneath the Red Sea.

“We want to inform and delight our readers around the world using creative design,” Khalil added.

“Winning these awards helps increase Arab News brand recognition around the world and each award inspires us to deliver even more creative work to our readers.”

In 2016, Arab News announced a global expansion and digital transformation plan that saw it relaunch with an award-winning design as a digital-first, 24/7 platform.

Arab News has since won numerous awards for design and excellence, including the Digital Award of Excellence and the Print Award of Excellence from the Society for News Design 2022.

Additionally, it bagged an Excellence Award for a Spotlight on UNESCO at the 2022 Asian Newspaper Design Awards.

Over the years, Arab News has been honored by several international bodies, including the Indigo Design Awards, Newspaper Design Competition, Creative Communication Awards and European Newspaper Awards.

Last year, the Society of Publication Designers awarded Arab News a Silver Medal for Video Animation – Arabic Calligraphy and a Merit Award for Custom Web Feature Design – Arabic Calligraphy.

Click here to view Arab News’ awards and accolades.