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Al-Jazeera fans were awarded the title of “Happening of the Week” in an episode of the “News Race” program, for the record rise in the number of people infected with Corona around the world, while the Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash was awarded the title of “Personality of the Week.”
48% of Al Jazeera’s audience participating in the week’s most prominent event voted in favor of the topic of the record rise in the number of people infected with corona around the world, an event that attracts global attention, due to the registration of many countries with large infections with the Corona virus, which prompted them to take measures to contain this rapid outbreak.
In second place, the voters in the week’s event were chosen on the developments of the political scene in Sudan, which won 27% of the votes, in light of the resignation of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and the continuation of protests in the Sudanese street.
While the issue of Houthi control of the Emirati ship “Rawabi”, which won 20% of the vote, came third. This event grabbed the attention of the Arab and international media, after the Saudi-led coalition announced that the Emirati cargo ship “Rawabi” had been subjected to piracy and armed robbery by the Houthi militia, off the Yemeni city of Hodeidah, according to him.
In fourth place, came the eighth round of Iranian nuclear negotiations in Vienna, which won 5% of the vote.
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In the Personality of the Week race, the Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash swept the Al-Jazeera race, where he won 70% of the votes, making him the most present personality in the news. He was also the most famous prisoner during the last period, after he extracted a decision from the Israeli occupation to release him after a 141-day strike.
British actress Emma Watson returned to second place, with 12% of the votes of the Al Jazeera audience, in light of an Israeli attack after her Instagram post in which she expressed solidarity with Palestine.
As for the third place, it was shared by Noureddine El-Beheiry, the Tunisian parliamentarian and vice-president of the Ennahda movement, and Barcelona player Abdel-Samad El-Zalzouli, with both receiving 9% of the vote.
Al-Buhairi’s name was included among the contenders for the title of “Personality of the Week” against the background of his defense committee’s declaration that he was “between life and death”, after his arrest and detention by the Tunisian authorities. While Zalzouli’s name was included in light of conflicting reports about the team that he will represent internationally, Spain or his country, Morocco.
It is noteworthy that the News Race program launches every Wednesday evening the “Event of the Week” and “Personality of the Week” races on all Al Jazeera platforms, and the race ends after the broadcast of the program at 10:05 pm every Saturday.