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).
AIBD in collaboration with its global partners presents the World Television Awards 2014.
The World TV Awards are open to all broadcasters in Asia, Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North & South America from public, private sector and freelance producers.
“The Prize” consists of US$ 5,000.00 cash, a trophy and a certificate presented by AIBD per Award category.
For 2014, the two World TV Awards categories are:
- Category Humanity for the Best TV Documentary on "Promoting Children's Rights"
- Category Science/Environment for the Best TV Programme on "Building Resilience to Climate Change"
Winners will be presented with their Awards during the Asia Media Summit to be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 6-8 May 2014, a global gathering of broadcasters.
The deadline for programme submission is 15 March 2014.
The World TV Awards are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio TV Malaysia (RTM) and The Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).
Winners of the World Television Awards 2013 were officially announced at the Asia Media Summit in Manado, Indonesia on 29 May 2013.
Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, President of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) and General Manager, International Relations, HUM TV, Pakistan announced the winners before some 400 participants at the AMS 2013.
In the Humanity category for the Best TV Documentary "Dealing with Natural Disaster", the winner was "CATALYST: Taking Australia’s Temperature" directed by Jonica Newby and broadcast by ABC1 – Australia. Ms Jonica Newby was not able to attend AMS but a video speech was screened in front of the delegates. Mr. Salah Eddine Maaoui (Director General Arab States Broadcasting Union, ASBU) and Mr. Yang Binyuan (Director of AIBD) presented the trophy and certificate to Ms. Moneeza Hashmi who accepted them on behalf of ABC.
Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, Mr. Salah Eddine Maaoui and Mr. Yang Binyuan
Runner-up was "One Man’s Desert: Direction of Hometown" directed by Fan Zhiyuan and broadcast by CCTV12 – China. Mr. Yang Fuqing from China Central Television (CCTV) was presented the certificate on behalf of the runner-up.
The Science/Environment winner, Mr. Clarence Dass 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 for his movie "A Day at the Beach" broadcast by FBC TV – Fiji. The runner-up, Mr Rehan Ahmed, was presented with a certificate for his short-movie "Ozone – We are the Future" broadcast by HUM TV – Pakistan.
Ms. Moneeza Hashmi, Mr. Clarence Dass, Dr. Young-woo Park and Mr. Yang Binyuan
The World TV Awards 2013 has been supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union, United Nations Environment Programme OzonAction, Radio TV Malaysia.
AIBD is pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of the World Television Awards 2013:
CATEGORY HUMANITY for the Best TV Documentary "Dealing with Natural Disaster"
- Winner: "CATALYST: Taking Australia’s Temperature" directed by Jonica Newby and broadcast by ABC1 – Australia
- Runner-up: "One Man’s Desert: Direction of Hometown" directed by Fan Zhiyuan and broadcast by CCTV12 – China
CATEGORY SCIENCE / ENVIRONMENT for the Best TV Programme "Creating Ozone Safe Generations"
- Winner: "A Day at the Beach" directed by Clarence Dass and broadcast by FBC TV – Fiji
- Runner-up: "Ozone – We are the Future" directed by Rehan Ahmed and broadcast by HUM TV – Pakistan
The final jury session of the World TV Awards 2013 took place 2 and 3 May 2013 at the AIBD office in Kuala Lumpur.
World TV Awards 2013, jury session
23 entries were received from 13 countries for the category Humanity and 19 entries were received from 14 countries for the category Science/Environment.
Ms Moneeza Hashmi, General Manager, HUM TV Pakistan and President of Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), chaired the international jury.
Jury of the World TV Awards 2013
with Mr. Yang Binyuan, AIBD Director (third from right)
The other members of the jury were:
- Mr Choi, iI-ji, Senior Reporter, Korean Broadcasting Systems (KBS), Korea
- Mr John Maguire, Director of International Development of Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF), France
- Ms Aminah Ali, Representative for UNEP OzonAction, Malaysia
- Ms Zhao Xia, Senior Producer, Programming Office, China Central Television (CCTV), China
- Mr Zamani Ibrahim, Senior Producer, Drama Unit, Radio TV Malaysia (RTM), Malaysia
- Mr Saud R. Al-Rumh, Director, Kuwait TV, Kuwait