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Nahida Nakad, Monte Carlo Doualiya and FRANCE 24’s Arabic Service Deputy Director of news and programs, was named last night “Woman of the Year” at the Takreem Arab Achievement Awards ceremony in Lebanon, a distinction that recognizes Arab women’s ac


The Takreem Awards’ mission is to give regional and international recognition to Arab personalities whose successes have contributed to the life of the Arab community and beyond. The “Woman of the Year” category aims to honour inspirational Arab women, pioneers of change and to celebrate female empowerment.

Nominated Head of the Arabic Service at “Audiovisuel Extérieur de France” in 2009, Nahida Nakad is Deputy Director of FRANCE 24’s Arabic Service and Deputy Director of news and programs at the Arabic speaking radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya. She is an Italian-Lebanese journalist who studied in California and began her career in London before moving to Rome and then to Paris. She soon became a senior correspondent for TF1 covering conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.

She is also the author of two books: “Un couple dans la guerre” (Calmann-Levy, 2004) and “La Galerie Seman” (Calmann - Levy, 2008).



<span lang="EN-GB">About </span>FRANCE<span lang="EN-GB"> 24 (</span>

FRANCE 24 is the first international news channel that offers a French perspective and sensibility on world events. It broadcasts on a 24/7 basis on three channels, in French, English and Arabic, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the United States. FRANCE 24 can be accessed by cable, satellite, ADSL and mobile phone. The website is available in 3 languages (English, French and Arabic).


FRANCE 24 contacts:

Nathalie Lenfant – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 11 -   

Damien Amadou – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 31 -   


<span lang="EN-US">About </span>Monte Carlo Doualiya

In Jan 2010 Monte Carlo Doualiya (MCD) the most popular Arabic speaking station broadcasting throughout the Middle East and North Africa from Paris - introduced a new grid. Taking the lead to offer a distinctive listening experience, MCD's now offers a bouquet of exciting, path breaking programs  with more focus on live, vibrant, interactive and as always, fresh international news, uniquely positioning it to deliver an unmatched radio experience. MCD broadcasts on medium waves and on 14 FM, with its latest relay recently set up in Ramallah. The station will soon also reach Nablus and Hebron. In an endeavour to harness new technologies and to connect with the largest audience, MCD can also be heard via mobile phones all over the United States through a unique telephone number.


MCD is the brainchild of the Arab speaking programs division of the "Audiovisuel Exterieur de la France" and in synergy with FRANCE 24.


Monte Carlo Doualiya Contacts:

Françoise Hollman – Tel. : +33 (0)1 56 40 10 93 –

Anthony Ravera – Tel. : +33 (0)1 56 40 29 85 –

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