The young journalist’s documentary came first out of 1754 samples from 125 countries.
Rabat – The International Sports Press Association (AIPS), awarded Moroccan Hamza Ait Messaoud the prize for the best young reporter in radio broadcasting yesterday in Budapest.
The president of the AIPS, Gianni Merlo, handed the award to Ait Messaoud, in addition to a prize of $8,000 at the second edition of the 2019 AIPS Sport Media Awards.
A graduate of the Higher Institute of Information and Communication (ISIC) in Rabat, Ait Messaoud won the prize in the “Young reporter” category for his documentary entitled “Sports management: football clubs, a reality of three levels.”
Ait Messaoud expressed his gratitude to all those who contributed to the production of the documentary where he presents sport as a culture rather than leisure.
“I am proud to be Moroccan, I am proud to be from Africa and one of the citizens of this world,” said Ait Messaoud, the only African to have won this distinction.
In addition to Hamza Ait Messaoud, Italian Mattia Ozbot won the prize for the best young reporter in the photography category, while Lithuanian Mazvydas Laurinaitis won in the print media category.
Around 300 sports journalists from five continents attended the ceremony, including two members of the executive office of the Moroccan Association of Sports Press (AMPS), Mourad Moutawakil, and Mohamed Jaffal.
The AIPS examined a total of 1754 works received from 125 countries, including Morocco. A total of 27 journalists won awards in eight categories.