Qatar Airways honours journalist of the year 2014 at Foreign Press Association at annual awards function
London, December 1, 2014(STAT):-Qatar Airways once again supported the UK-based Foreign Press Association’s prestigious annual awards function, in which the airline sponsored the main award of the night – Journalist of the Year.
UK and international journalists were awarded across multiple categories at the event which took place at The Park Lane Hotel in central London and was compered by Hugh Dennis, English comedian, actor and writer.Besides his regular television work, Hugh Dennis is a panellist on Mock the Week and has appeared in every episode since its inception. He is a regular guest on various BBC-broadcast comedy panel game shows such as They Think It's All Over, Would I Lie To You?, QI and has guest hosted Have I Got News for You.
Qatar Airways Country Manager UK and Ireland, Richard Oliver, presented the Journalist of the Year Award on behalf of the airline to Ed Caesar, author and feature writer. Mr Caesar has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Outside, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine and British GQ, and has reported from a wide range of countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kosovo.
Qatar Airways hosted a wide range of guests during the evening, which attracted more than 340 people, including Ambassadors, politicians and business leaders to celebrate excellence in international television, print, broadcast and web-based journalism.
Qatar Airways Country Manager UK and Ireland, Richard Oliver, said: “The Foreign Press Association Awards recognise the highest achievers in media and journalism and we are proud to have presented the award to Ed Caesar, winner of ‘Journalist of the Year 2014’. The standard of journalism amongst all nominees was truly exceptional.”