December 20, 2007
Inside the Middle East's "People of the Year"
As 2007 comes to an end, Inside the Middle East's reporters and producers have been submitting their nominations for the region's personalities of the year.
In the next few days, I will publish a list of the five individuals profiled or discussed on the program who our team feels have had the biggest impact (good or bad) on their field over the last twelve months.
Possible names include : Movie director Nadine Labaki, Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, Iraqi National Library head Saad Eskandar, Fashion Designer Reem Accra, Lebanese politician Saad Hariri, Aramex CEO Fadi Ghandour, Saudi King Abdullah, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian novelist (and dentist) Alaa Al Aswany, Iranian peace prize laureate Shirin Ebadi... and many more.
Who would you like to nominate? Who do you think should make the top five and why? Your vote can be in favor of anyone whose work you think was significant or influential in 2007 in the Middle East. The name does NOT necessarily have to come from the short list of suggestions above.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or add a comment below.
Thanks to all of you for writing in!
Update: voting is now closed on this post. We will publish reader results later today.
--Posted by Hala Gorani
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