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Awards

Al Jazeera has received prestigious awards from organisations across the globe. The network has been honoured for overall excellence in achieving its mission, in addition to praise for Al Jazeera's individual reporters and their work. 

2022

Al Jazeera wins two Amnesty Media Awards

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit and the Aljazeera.com News Desk have earned top prizes in the eighth annual Amnesty Media Awards honouring the best human rights journalism of the year.

May 4, 2022

Al Jazeera English Named Broadcaster of the Year At the New York Festivals TV & Film

Al Jazeera English was named ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ at the 2022 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards for the sixth consecutive year.
 
The Al Jazeera Media Network collected an impressive array of gold, silver and bronze medals for its news and programmes coverage.

Apr 27, 2022

Al Jazeera Contrast wins Gracie Award

For a second consecutive year, Al Jazeera’s immersive storytelling and media innovation studio, AJ Contrast, has won a prestigious Gracie Award. Now in its 47th year, the Washington DC based Gracie’s are hosted by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and recognise excellence in work produced by, for and about women.

Apr 18, 2022

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit wins IRE Awards

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit (I-Unit) won the 2021 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards in the Digital Video category for its film The Island of Secrets.

The winning film The Island of Secrets reveals how a small, remote Mauritian island is being transformed into a military hub for India's navy as the country expands its geopolitical influence towards Africa.

Apr 11, 2022

Al Jazeera wins at the 2022 Sigma Awards

A collaboration between Al Jazeera English’s 101 East team and Al Jazeera’s AJ Labs has been announced as a winner at the 2022 Sigma Awards winners.

From more than 600 entries from around the world, the interactive project “This is Myanmar’s State of Fear” was selected as one of 12 projects to represent the very best of data journalism.

Apr 11, 2022

Investigative Unit wins two British Sports Journalism Awards

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit (I-Unit) has won two awards at British Sports Journalism Awards. The Men Who Sold Football investigation was released as a film on Al Jazeera English in August 2021 and won gold in the Television/Digital Documentary category.   The podcast of the investigation also won a bronze in the Audio / Radio Documentary category. 

Mar 8, 2022

Al Jazeera English wins Walkley Award

At the 2021 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, Al Jazeera English’s 101 East team was announced as the winner of the Production category for the interactive project “This is Myanmar’s State of Fear”.

Feb 28, 2022

Al Jazeera wins two RTS TV Journalism Awards

Al Jazeera English has won a prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) award in the Digital Award category for its series ‘All Hail the Lockdown’. The Network’s Investigative unit also took home an award, in the Home Affairs category for its film ‘The Men Who Sell Football’.

Feb 27, 2022

Al Jazeera Digital wins four Anthem Awards

Al Jazeera Digital won three Gold awards across and a Silver medal in the inaugural Anthem Awards for purpose-driven work on February 15. Hosted by the Webby Awards, the Anthem Awards honored innovators and change makers across a variety of social good sectors. Winners will be showcased during a virtual gala event on February 28.

Feb 27, 2022

Al Jazeera Centre for Public Liberties’ Inspiring Stories initiative wins three awards

Al Jazeera Centre for Public Liberties and Human Rights won three AVA Digital Awards; a platinum award for the Inspiring Stories initiative, and two gold awards in the Best Digital Story category for Being a Person with Disability is Aspirational and My Craft is in My Hand stories. The Centre also received two Honourable Mentions in the Web-Based Production category, for the design of the initiative's website as well as its non-profit content.

Jan 26, 2022

2021

Al Jazeera’s I-Unit Film Wins at 2021 British Journalism Awards

Al Jazeera Investigative Unit (I-Unit) won one of the 2021 British Journalism Awards in the Sports Journalism category for its film The Men Who Sell Football.

The awarded film reveals how English football clubs can be bought by convicted criminals and become vehicles to launder dirty money. Football middlemen tell undercover reporters how they can hide a criminal’s money and identity behind offshore trusts and use “dirty tricks” to deceive the football authorities.

Dec 8, 2021

The Listening Post’s Battle for the BBC Wins FPA Award

Al Jazeera English’s media analysis and critique show, ‘The Listening Post’ was named Arts & Culture Story of the Year by London’s Foreign Press Association (FPA) for its episode “Battle for the BBC.”

Dec 1, 2021

Al Jazeera Wins Three Awards at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

Al Jazeera Media Network has been awarded three coveted Dolphin awards at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards for three films from Al Jazeera English Channel’s Witness documentary strand and Al Jazeera News Channel’s documentary "Palestine 1920". The winners were announced online on November 15.

Nov 23, 2021

AJE’s 101 East investigative wins Amnesty Int’l Australia

At the 2021 Amnesty International Australia Media Awards, Al Jazeera English’s 101 East team was announced as the winner of the Print/Online category for the interactive project “The $5 Forests”.

Nov 21, 2021

Al Jazeera wins 21 Lovie Awards

Al Jazeera Media Network wins 21 Lovie Awards, including 10 Jury awards and 11 People’s Lovie awards. The winners were honoured at the 11th Annual Lovie Awards ceremony, held virtually, on November 17, 2021.

Nov 18, 2021

AJE named Channel of the Year at the 2021 AIB Awards

Al Jazeera English (AJE) was named ‘Channel of the Year’ at the 2021 Association of International Broadcaster Awards.

The channel also won two awards, in the Continuing News Reporting and Arts and Culture categories.

Nov 16, 2021

AJD's documentary wins AFRIFF award

After competing against 15 foreign documentaries, Al Jazeera's Documentary Channel's film, In The Hands of God, won the Best Documentary Award at the 10th AFRIFF International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nov 16, 2021

AJD's Little Palestine wins the Golden Tanit in Carthage

At its 32nd edition, the Carthage Film Festival announced, Little Palestine, co-produced by Al Jazeera Documentary channel, a winner of the Golden Tanit award in the Feature Documentary category.

Nov 8, 2021

Al Jazeera Podcast “Hindsight” wins NYF Radio Award

Hindsight, Al Jazeera Digital’s docudrama podcast series, won a Silver Medal for Best Narration at the 2021 New York Festivals Radio Awards. The full roster of winners was announced virtually, as part of the New York Festivals  Storytellers Gala livecast from New York on October 12.

Oct 20, 2021

Al Jazeera Digital wins Online Journalism Award 2021

 Al Jazeera Digital’s news and current affairs podcast, The Take, won top prize in its category in the 2021 Online Journalism (OJA) Awards. The full roster of winners​ was announced online and during an annual conference hosted by OJA parent group, the Online News Association, in Philadelphia on October 16. 

Oct 17, 2021

AJD’s Drowning Letters awarded at Figra Festival

Drowning Letters​, a documentary co-produced by Al Jazeera Documentary channel, received the grand award at the Figra film festival in France in the category of different perspective.

Oct 17, 2021

Al Jazeera English Named Broadcaster of the Year At the 2021 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards for 5th Year in a Row

Al Jazeera English (AJE) was named ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ at the 2021 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards for the fifth consecutive year.
The channel collected an impressive array of gold, silver and bronze medals for its programmes and news coverage.

Oct 13, 2021

Investigative Unit wins two DIG Awards 2021 in Italy

Al Jazeera's Investigative Journalism Unit has won the Best Long Investigative and Best Audio prizes at the DIG for its Investigative, All the Prime Minister's Men.

Oct 4, 2021

Al Jazeera’s “About Cinema” wins a Gold at the Venice TV Awards

Al Jazeera’s "About Cinema" programme won a gold award at the Venice TV Award in the "Best of Technology and Innovation" category for the “Star Wars” episode. The programme also qualified to compete in the “Best TV Series” and “Light Entertainment” categories.

Sep 28, 2021

Al Jazeera Documentary wins three awards at the Amman Film Festival

Al Jazeera Documentary Channel co-produced the documentary “Their Algeria” directed by Lina Soualem, won the Black Iris Award in the category Best Arab Feature Documentary, in the second edition of the Amman International Film Festival.

Sep 8, 2021

AJD’s “Afghanistan: The Wounded Land” wins the Grimme Prize

The "Afghanistan: The Wounded Earth" series, co-produced and edited by Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, won the Grimme Prize for 2021​, awarded annually by the Grimme Institute for Research & Education for Best International Documentary Productions.

Sep 1, 2021

AJD wins award at the Locarno Film Festival

The film "Brotherhood", co-produced by Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, won first prize in the category “Concorso Cineasti del presente" at the 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival.

Aug 18, 2021

Al Jazeera wins dotCOMM Award for Free Mahmoud Hussein campaign

Al Jazeera Media Network has been recognised with a platinum award by dotCOMM Awards for its campaign to release Mahmoud Hussein, a journalist at Al Jazeera Channel. Hussein was arrested by the Egyptian authorities on December 23rd 2016 and held in detention for more than four years without formal charges or trial.

Aug 15, 2021

AJD’s series wins award for Best Use of Archival Material

The series "Afghanistan: The Wounded Land", co-produced by Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, won the Jane Mercer Footage Researcher of the Year Award 2021, which international documentary productions compete over, awarded annually by FOCAL International Association.

Jul 8, 2021

AJD’s "Bride Dress" awarded in Morocco

Al Jazeera Documentary channel’s film, Bride Dress, by Palestinian director Marwa Jabbara Tibi was awarded Best Feature Documentary at the 9th International Festival of Human Rights Documents held in Rabat from June 25th to 27th, under the theme: Cinema is our common language.

Jul 1, 2021