Al Jazeera Media Network has been awarded Broadcaster of the Year at the prestigious New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films awards.
The network received the prize on Tuesday in addition to five Gold World Medals, 14 Silver World Medals and seven Bronze Medals for various programmes and individual pieces of journalism.
Al Jazeera English also earned three Gold, 12 Silver, five Bronze and ten Finalist Certificates for various content on news, programmes and online.
Al Jazeera’s Investigative Directorate picked up two Gold, two Silver, two Bronze and one Finalist Certificate for a variety of investigations which were aired across the network.
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101 East won one Gold World Medal for Good Morning Pakistan in the Best Public Affairs Programme category.
Afghanistan: Medics Under Fire and Too Young to Wed both won Silver World Medals, while Guns, Goons and the Presidency, Hong Kong: Aged and Abandoned and India’s Miracle Babies all were awarded Bronze World Medals.
ISIL and the Taliban won a Gold World Medal for the Best Television-Documentary on Social Issues category and a Bronze World Medal in the Television-Documentary/ National/International Affairs category.
Witness was awarded two Silver World Medals for Syria’s White Helmets and Kisulu: The Climate Diaries. Syria’s White Helmets along with China’s Fake Boyfriends were also awarded Finalist Certificates as well.
Three episodes of UpFront – Islam and Democracy: What’s the Problem? Women Make Change – Going Places: Girls’ Education in Ghana and Al Jazeera Correspondent – Off the Rails – A Journey Through Japan received Finalist Certificates.
Al Jazeera English News was awarded a Silver World Medal and a Finalist Certificate in the Breaking News Story category for its coverage of the Turkey Failed Coup.
Senegal: The Continuous Cycle of FGM picked up a Silver World Award Medal and a Finalist Certificate. This gave Al Jazeera English a total of three Gold World Medals, Twelve Silver World Medals, five Bronze World Medals and ten Finalist Certificates.
Commenting on the success of the awards, Giles Trendle, the Acting Managing Director of Al Jazeera English said: “Al Jazeera English is delighted to be named Broadcaster of the Year at the New York Festival awards…