KUWAIT, May 1 (KUNA) -- The Board of Trustees of Sheikh Salem Al-Ali
Al-Sabah Informatics Award announced the winner of the 11th "Informatics
Medal" on Tuesday as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN), headquartered in Los Angeles, in appreciation of its efforts to
better organize and manage global internet infrastructure.
The press release on this announcement also praised the corporation for
keeping up with the swift changes and developments in the world of internet.
In addition, it said, the ICANN helped stress the importance of the Arabic
Language and help open up horizons for promotion of culture and knowledge
through working towards possibility of using Arabic domain names.
The trustees said the medal would be officially awarded at the annual
informatics prizes ceremony, due May 9, at Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmad Hall at the
The Board of Trustees had decided, as of 2007, to award an annual award of
merit, the Informatics Medal, to any public figure or institution with
influential contributions to the fields of informatics and internet
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