Business Tycoon congratulates Her Majesty the Queen Rania
Dr. Naseer Shahir Homoud stated that Her Majesty the Queen Rania's vision to initiate global cultural dialogues will set a milestone for ongoing civilization processes across the world.
November 27, 2008 (FPRC): Business Tycoon and renowned social activist, Dr. Naseer Shahir Homoud has congratulated Jordan’s Her Majesty the Queen Rania for her outstanding achievement being felicitated with YouTube’s first Visionary Award.
She got this honour for a daily video Web cast and blog in which she did her best to overshadow the typical stereotypes about the Arabs and Muslims. She broke the formulaic prejudices coined for Arabs and Muslim through her broadcast encouraging impartial and unbiased communication process.
In his press statement, Dr. Naseer Shahir Homoud termed Her Majesty’s achievement as one of the vital ingredients of the revival of Arab renaissance. He further sated that her vision to initiate global cultural dialogues will set a milestone for ongoing civilization processes across the world.
Her Majesty has endeavored to bridge the gap between the East and the West on various social issues, Dr. Homoud added.
Accepting the award in a posted YouTube clip, Her Majesty the Queen Rania listed 10 reasons for her five-month YouTube series in a spoof of the top 10 list segment on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman."
Among her reasons were: "Because anything Queen Elizabeth can do, I can do better" and "I was tired of people thinking Jordan was just a basketball player."
She has been quoted as saying “I want people to know the real Arab world ... unedited, unscripted and unfiltered."
The special award has been created by the YouTube to felicitate those who used the video sharing Web site as a platform for positive social change.
In the series of six months’ broadcast, the media- friendly queen and other concerned invited viewers all across the world to share their opinions and viewpoints about the Middle East and stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims.
The broadcast began at a time when Muslims’ sentiments were stirred by an Internet- based film criticizing the Quran produced by an politician in Netherlands.
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