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Pan Arab Web Awards honours 125 websites.

Edited by Zeid Nasser The Pan Arab Web Awards, in association with Microsoft, MSN Mena and Business Software Alliance (BSA), the international association established by the software industry to promote a safe and legal digital world, has recently concluded its fourth edition at the Burj Al Arab Al Falak Ballroom in Dubai, honouring over 125 websites and interactive agencies from several categories. The 4th Pan Arab Web Awards has been established as a premiere platform to recognise excellence in web design, development skills and creativity in the Pan Arab Region."The fourth Pan Arab Web Awards competition was presented by the Web Awards Academy registered in January 2008. Web Awards Academy is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media," said Pierre Moukarzel, President of the Web Awards Program in the Arab region. He emphasised that it has been the Web Awards' mission to promote excellence in web development across the Arab World and that the 2008 edition has received an unprecedented number of registrants and expanded its reach across the region. "We had representatives in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Oman, UAE and Qatar. We expanded to welcome new representatives in Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen and Saudi Arabia," said Moukarzel.Pooya Darugar, Head of Web Platform, Microsoft Gulf said: "We at Microsoft are very pleased to continue our association with the Pan Arab Web Awards. This is the fourth Pan Arab Web Awards we have participated in and we look forward to a continuing collaboration. Microsoft tools and technologies are the leader in the web development space both globally and here in the region. With the privilege of being in a leadership position on web standards and development, we feel that we should put as much effort as possible in making the web a better place."Darugar added: "We want to ensure that the local talent in this region is promoted and their work is recognised for raising the standards of websites, which is also why we participate in these awards."Leading this year's honourees, receiving the Diamond Award,, while the Web Company of the Year award went to Beirut-based Koein. Other key awards handed out were Microsoft Award for the Best Website Built on Microsoft (, Best Arabic Website in the Arab Region (, Award of Honour (, Best Web Technology Award (, Best Strategic Social Network Portal (, Best Strategic Oil & Gas Portal (, Best Strategic Media and Press Portal (, Best Strategic ICT Portal (, Best Strategic Gov. Portal (, Best Strategic Entertainment Portal ( and Best Strategic Education Portal ( original team behind the Pan Arab Web Awards still guides the awards today. Each year brings new challenges and growth. "The 4th Annual PAWA event gathers high quality judges, and great marketing and strategic partners like MSN Arabia, Lebanese Canadian Bank, Gowealthy and Orient Planet," said Moukarzel. A*Pan Arab Web Awards honours 125 websites

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Publication:The Star (Amman, Jordan)
Date:May 5, 2008
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