Winners of the World Television Awards 2012 were officially announced at the recent Asia Media Summit in Bangkok.
Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, President of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) and General Manager, International Relations, HUM TV, Pakistan announced the winners before some 600 participants to the two-day Summit from 29-30 May 2012.
In the Humanity category for the Best TV Documentary on "Promoting Religious Understanding and Tolerance” the winner was “Dharma – Where does happiness lie?” directed by Chan-Gyu, Yun and Geun-Young, Choi and broadcast by KBS ITV, Republic of Korea.
Runner-up was “Two women – A shared tragedy" directed by James Pastouna and broadcast by ARD, Germany.
Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, Mr. Chan-Gyu, Yun, Mr. Salah Eddine Maaoui, Mr. Yang Binyuan - AMS, 29 May 2012, Bangkok, Thailand
Mr. Chan-Gyu, Yun was presented with a trophy and certificate by Mr. Salah Eddine Maaoui (Director General Arab States Broadcasting Union, ASBU) and Mr. Yang Binyuan (Director of AIBD)
“Ozone – The Human Factor” directed by Rehan Ahmed and broadcast by HUM TV, Pakistan, won the top prize in the Science / Environment category for the Best TV Programme on “Preserving the Ozone Layer and Protecting the Earth".
Mr. Rehan Ahmed was presented with a trophy and certificate by Dr. Young-woo Park (Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific) and Mr. Yang Binyuan (Director of AIBD).
Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, Mr. Rehan Ahmed, Dr. Young-woo Park, Mr. Yang Binyuan - AMS, 29 May 2012, Bangkok, Thailand
Runners-up were “Phase out HCFs which are safer for the ozone layer” directed by Khvay Atitya and broadcast by TVK, Cambodia, and "Preserving the ozone: from happy people" directed by Sonam Phuntsho and broadcast by BBS, Bhutan.
The trailers of the winners were screened in front of 700 delegates.
The top winners received a cash prize of US$5,000, a certificate and trophy each.
The judging session of the World TV Awards took place at the AIBD office in Kuala Lumpur on 7 and 8 May 2012.
Ms. Moneeza Hashmi chaired the jury composed by 7 senior media practitioners from Asia and Europe and evaluated some 32 entries from 18 countries in the Humanity category.
For the Science/Environment category, the jury viewed a total of 24 entries from 14 countries.
The World TV Awards 2012 were supported by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the United Nations Environment Programme OzonAction. Radio TV Malaysia (RTM) and The Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).
Jury panel World TV Awards 2012 Humanity category, 7 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jury panel World TV Awards 2012 Science/Environment category with Mr. Yang Binyuan, 8 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia