Winners Awarded at the Asia Media Summit 2015



Submitted by geraldine on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 17:07

‘Pagbangon’ from Philippines and ‘Extreme Weather’ from Australia won the World Television Awards 2015 under Humanity and Science / Environment categories, respectively.

The Awards were announced during the Asia Media Summit held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  ‘Pagbangon’ broadcast by GMA Network, Inc, Philippines and directed by Ms. Angeli Guidaya-Atienza won the award for the best documentary under the Humanity category. This year’s topic for the category was “Dealing with Natural Disasters".

Mr Chang Jin, Director of AIBD, and Mr Abdelrahim Suleiman, Director General of Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), who jointly announced the winner, presented a trophy and certificate to Ms. Angeli Guidaya-Atienza.


Mr Chang Jin, Mr John Maguire, Ms Angeli Guidaya-Atienza and Mr Abdelrahim Suleiman
(From left to right)

To announce and present the best TV Programme under the Science / Environment category Mr. Chang Jin was joined by Mr. Damien Syed, First Secretary of the Embassy of France in Kuala Lumpur. “Extreme Weather”, directed by Ms. Anja Taylor and broadcast by ABC, Australia won the World Television Awards under the category Science/ Environment. This year’s topic under the category was "Building Resilience to Climate Change”.

Ms Lynley Marshall, Chief Executive Officer Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) International received the trophy and certificate on behalf of Ms. Anja Taylor.


Mr Damien Syed, Ms Lynley Marshall, Mr Chang Jin and Mr John Maguire
(From left to right)

As the Chairperson of the jury for the World Television Awards 2015, Mr John Maguire, Director of International Relations and Cooperation of France Médias Monde, explained the selection process.

For each category the winners will receive a cash prize of US$5,000.

The World TV Awards 2015 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).