THE WORLD TELEVISION AWARDS
With the aim of recognising the crucial role played by media in promoting the awareness of the audience on major issues such as cultural diversity, religious understanding, tolerance and peace, the World TV Award was initiated in 2004 under the Category Humanity. "Religious Understanding" and "Conflict Resolution" were the initial topics. In 2013, these were replaced by "Natural Disaster" and "Children's Rights". The major sponsor for this category is the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU).
In 2011, AIBD launched the World TV Award, Category Science & Environment in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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$5,000, a certificate and trophy each.
The judging session of the World TV Awards took place at the AIBD office in Kuala Lumpur on 7 and 8 May 2012.
Ms. Moneeza Hashmi chaired the jury composed by 7 senior media practitioners from Asia and Europe and evaluated some 32 entries from 18 countries in the Humanity category.
For the Science/Environment category, the jury viewed a total of 24 entries from 14 countries.
The World TV Awards 2012 were supported by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), the United Nations Environment Programme OzonAction. Radio TV Malaysia (RTM) and The Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).
Jury panel World TV Awards 2012 Humanity category, 7 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jury panel World TV Awards 2012 Science/Environment category with Mr. Yang Binyuan, 8 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
WORLD TV AWARDS 2012
The World Television Awards are open to all broadcasters in Asia, Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North & South America from public, private sector and freelance producers.
For 2012, the two World TV Awards categories are:
- Category Humanity for the Best Documentary on "Promoting Religious Understanding and Tolerance"
- Category Science/Environment for the Best Programme on "Preserving Ozone layer and Protecting the Earth"
“The Prize” consists of US$ 5,000.00 cash, a trophy and a certificate presented by AIBD per Award category.
Winners will be rewarded during the Asia Media Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand from 29-30 May 2012, which will be a gathering of more than 700 top-ranking media professionals.
The deadline for programme submission is 16 April 2012.
The World TV Awards are supported by United Nations Environment Programme OzonAction, Arab States Broadcasting Union, France 24, Radio France International, Monte-Carlo Doualiya, Radio TV Malaysia, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and The Islamic Broadcasting Union.
The news feature, “Energy-Efficient Refrigerators In Brazil”, has won the World Television Award 2011 in the Category Science/Environment for The Best Programme Protecting Ozone Layer And Combating Climate Change.
This programme was directed by Vanessa Fischer and broadcast by DW-TV, Germany.
Vanessa Fischer was presented with a trophy and certificate by Mr Rajendra Shende (Head of UNEP OzonAction) and Mr Yang Binyuan (Director of AIBD) in the presence of Ms Moneeza Hashmi (President of CBA), chairperson of the World Television Awards judging session, during the Asia Media Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 24.
Rajendra Shende, Vanessa Fischer, Yang Binyuan - 24 May, AMS,Hanoi,Vietnam
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