The al-Abbas Holy Shrine honored the media bodies that participated in the broadcast of the Ziyarat Arba'een in the holy city of Karbala, during a ceremony held at the Hall of Imam Hassan Mujtaba (peace be upon him), in the presence of its Secretary General Eng. Mohammad Al-Ashigar and a number of its Board of Directors' members.
The ceremony began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran followed by the reading of Surat Al-Fatiha in tribute to the souls of the martyrs of Iraq, and then listening to the Iraqi national anthem and the anthem of the al-Abbas Holy Shrine.
Then Dr. Abbas Rasheed al-Moussawi delivered the speech of the General Secretariat of the al-Abbas Holy Shrine, in which he stated that the Holy Shrine aims by this tribute to honor the respected sincere media, to highlight the professional nobility and entrench human values, before it aims to confront the cultural, intellectual and moral invasion.
Followed by a speech of the media that participated in the broadcast of the Ziyarat Arba'een, delivered on their behalf by the President of the Journalists Association in Karbala, Mr. Tawfiq Al-Hayali, stating: "all thanks and appreciation to the al-Abbas Holy Shrine for this initiative to honor the journalists in Karbala for their efforts in the coverage of the Ziyarat Arba'een of Imam al-Hussain, peace be upon him."
Al-Abbas Holy Shrine honored many media organizations including Imam Hussein Media Group.