After a career that lasted nearly 40 years in the media work, the Qatari media scene lost one of its most prominent faces, broadcaster Jasim Abdul Aziz, who died today, Tuesday, after a recent illness.
The broadcaster, who has been famous for presenting the entertainment program "Win and Have Fun" for 5 years and "Eid Night" on Qatari TV, is a media icon whose words have stuck to generations, and his voice has become a hallmark of local television.
Jassim Abdul Aziz was born in 1963 and joined Qatar TV when he was twenty years old, and he was one of the names chosen to present news bulletins on various Gulf TVs, as he appeared on Omani TV, providing news bulletins as part of the plan to exchange broadcasters and media professionals between the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The name of Jassim Abdul Aziz has been associated with national events such as the National March, which is organized annually on the National Day of Qatar on December 18 of each year, and he was one of the permanent presidents of this most prominent event in the country.
The program "Fun and Win" is considered one of the best media stations of Jassim Abdul Aziz, as this program has become one of the best Arab programs and has gained great popularity, and the corners of the Qatar National Theater were full of attendees on the day of its registration. For a long time, in addition to the "Eid Night" program, which was one of the best programs that thousands had been waiting for on the Eid night.
It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of the journalist Jassim Abdel Aziz ... Our
memory with the deceased seemed from a young age with the program "Have Fun and Win" and the "Eid Night" program and his distinguished voice in commenting on national events and news bulletins ..
Our condolences to his honorable family and we ask God to cover his soul in paradise .. pic.twitter.com/uKzzZdm8TA
- Joaan bin Hamad (@JoaanBinHamad) December 1, 2020
The people of Qatar, his colleagues and his loved ones were keen to mourn the late on social media, and to publish videos of the late announcer confirming his talent, and some recounted his tender journey, especially with his home Qatar TV.
The CEO of the Qatar Media Foundation, Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Thani, the journalist Jassim Abdul Aziz, mourned through a tweet on his official Twitter account, “We offer condolences to the family of the deceased, ourselves and the brothers in the media on the death of the able journalist Jassim Muhammad Abdulaziz after a life he spent serving his country, Qatar, may God have mercy on him. The deceased and his dwellings in peace.
The Chair of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums, Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, said that the death of journalist Jassim Abdul Aziz came after he was infected with the Coronavirus during the last period, expressing her deep sadness over his death.
The broadcaster Jassim Abdulaziz moved to the mercy of God, after he was infected with the Karuna virus.
Our condolences to his generous family, asking the Lord to bestow his mercy on him.
With the increase in cases of infection, we must take the necessary precautions for prevention.
- Al Mayassa Al Thani (@almayassahamad) December 1, 2020
A special touch
The Qatari journalist Saif Al-Emadi believes that Jassim Abdul Aziz was one of the most prominent media professionals who had special touches on national days and various occasions, as he worked in more than one field, and this indicates the excellence of the comprehensive journalist, as well as his high morals.
The young journalist confirmed, in an interview with Al-Jazeera Net, that Jassim Abdel Aziz was one of the media professionals most interested in youth, caring for them, directing them and correcting their mistakes in a very polite manner. Qataris who carry the flag after him. "
Al-Emadi considers that the name of Jassim Abdulaziz was closely linked to Qatar TV, pointing out that the late journalist used to deal with any episode or newscast as if it was the first in his life, giving her enough time to study and reflect before starting work.
As for the journalist Tayseer Abdullah, he believes in a special statement to Al-Jazeera Net that the Qatari media center lost a great loss with the death of the brilliant broadcaster Jassim Abdul Aziz, indicating that he was one of the Qatari media professionals who had a role in registering a TV footprint that had an impact over many years.
He pointed out that Jassim achieved impressive stardom in the nineties when he presented the entertainment festive program "Eid Night", in which he gathered all the stars of Qatar in the fields of culture, arts, sports and creativity. He was a lover of arts and culture and was open to Qatari creativity, and was keen to attend most cultural and artistic events.