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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. 

2021

Al Jazeera’s 101 East Senior Reporter Drew Ambrose wins Prestigious International Journalist of the Year Award

101 East, Al Jazeera’s weekly Asian current affairs programme, is honoured that our Senior Reporter Drew Ambrose has been named the International Journalist of the Year at the 2021 One World Media Awards.

Ambrose was recognised for producing a stellar body of work, including in-depth investigations into the treatment of foreign workers during Malaysia’s COVID-19 lockdown and deforestation and exploitation in West Papua, Indonesia

Jun 18, 2021

The Sacred Woods awarded best film by African Film Festival

Al Jazeera Documentary channel's film, The Sacred Woods​, received Best Film award at the 6th African Film Festival​ held in Dallas, USA.

Jun 8, 2021

Al Jazeera wins three “Broadcast Production” awards

Al Jazeera Media Network's Creative directorate has won three prizes at NewscastStudio’s Broadcast Productions Awards. The Network’s creative directorate competed with more than 200 creative content-makers from many internationally-renowned channels and institutions.

Jun 7, 2021

The Best Industry Innovation’s Award

Al Jazeera Media Network has been awarded “Best Industry Innovation” by the Ministry of Transportation & Communications (MOTC) for its ground-breaking technology innovation recognized by the Global Media Industry.

Jun 2, 2021

Al Jazeera wins the 2021 Telly Awards “Company of the Year”

Al Jazeera Media Network has won more than 140 Telly awards in the field of television and video, including 25 Gold awards in various media fields, awarding the Network "Company of the Year" at the 42nd annual session, and becoming the first non-U.S. media organisation to win the title since the award was established in 1979.

May 26, 2021

Al Jazeera wins nine Shorty Awards

Al Jazeera won a record nine Shorty awards2021. The jury conferred three Winner prizes and one Gold ‘second place’ to brands that demonstrated excellence in digital innovation.

May 23, 2021

Al Jazeera wins the Wincott Award for Video Journalism of the Year

The Wincott Foundation has awarded Al Jazeera the Wincott Award for Video Journalism of the Year. 101 East’s  Selling Out West Papua  revealed how Asia’s largest remaining rainforests are being sold for $5 a hectare.

May 22, 2021

AJ+ French wins two Webby awards

AJ+ French won two prestigious Webby Awards for the Jury Selection and People’s Choice. The awards were won by a documentary produced by the channel on Couscous of sub-Saharan Africa.

May 20, 2021

AJ Contrast, Still Here, Wins Drum Online Media Award

AJ Contrast, Al Jazeera’s immersive storytelling and media innovation studio, won the Drum Online Media Award in the Editorial Innovation of the Year category for Still Here, the virtual and augmented reality installation.

May 6, 2021

AJ Contrast wins Amnesty Media Award

AJ Contrast, VR and Digital Innovation Studio wins ‘Best Use of Digital Media’ for interactive about Uighurs in diaspora.

Apr 29, 2021

Postcard wins Best Feature Film in Toronto

Al Jazeera Documentary channel’s film, Postcard, directed by Moroccan director Asma al-Modeer, won the Best Feature Documentary award at the Toronto Women Film Festival,

Apr 20, 2021

Al Jazeera Wins RTS Award in Breaking News for Its Coverage of the Beirut Blast

 Al Jazeera English channel won a prestigious 2021 Royal Television Society (RTS) award in the Breaking News category for its reporting of last year’s Beirut explosion.

Feb 25, 2021

RTS Award for Al Jazeera English Technical Team

Al Jazeera English channel was honoured with a 2021 Royal Television Society (RTS) Judges’ Award for the work of its technical team during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb 25, 2021

2020

Al Jazeera wins three Promax Global Excellence Awards

Al Jazeera Media Network has won three Promax Global Excellence Awards, two golds and one bronze, in the Informational Graphics and Interstitial Campaigns categories; surpassing a large number of prestigious media organizations including CNN, National Geographic and others.

Dec 20, 2020

Mahmoud Hussein wins NABJ’s Percy Qoboza Award

Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein honored with Percy Qoboza Award, from the National Association of Black Journalists. NABJ honored Hussein during a virtual awards event.

Dec 19, 2020

Al Jazeera English Wins Two FPA Media Awards

AJE Documentaries won two awards at the prestigious Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2020. ‘Hillbilly’ from Witness won the Arts & Culture Story of the Year and ‘Kyrgyzstan’s Space School’ part of the Women Make Science series won the Science Story of the Year award.

Nov 29, 2020

Al Jazeera Documentary Channel wins FIPRESCI Award

Al Jazeera Documentary Channel's “The Fifth Story” won the FIPRESCI Award in the 33rd edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2020.

Nov 26, 2020

The World According to AI wins at the AIB awards

Al Jazeera English’s The Big Picture programme won an award in the Science and Technology category for its film ‘The World According to AI’.

Nov 23, 2020

Al Jazeera Digital’s The Virus wins at the AIB awards

Al Jazeera English Online’s new digital vérité series, Fly on the Wall, has won a prestigious Association of International Broadcasters (AIB) award for best short documentary.

Nov 23, 2020

Acasă wins 9 prestigious awards

After premiering at the Sundance Festival and winning the best photography award, the documentary film, Acasă​ (My Home), co-produced by Al Jazeera Documentary channel, won eight more awards this year in various international film festivals.

Oct 25, 2020

AJ+ wins an Edward R. Murrow Award

AJ+ won the 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award in the category of Excellence in Social Media for its story “The US Navy's Toxic Playground: Vieques, Puerto Rico”, an episode of the multi-awarded show Direct From. The video shows how the island that was used by the U.S. Navy as a training ground for war for 60 years is today a toxic Superfund site because the Navy is still cleaning up their leftover bombs by literally exploding them.

Oct 22, 2020

Al Jazeera wins Online Journalism Awards

In a year marked by overlapping crises and pandemic lockdowns, two Al Jazeera Digital teams have emerged with top prizes in the 2020 Online Journalism (OJA) Awards.

The full roster of winners was published on October 17, following a two-week online journalism innovation forum, ONA20 Everywhere, hosted by the Online News Association (ONA).

Oct 22, 2020

Al Jazeera English Wins a Gold at the Venice TV Awards

Al Jazeera English’s 101 East documentary strand was named a Gold Winner at the Venice TV Awards in the category of ‘Cross-Platform Programming’ for its interactive report, “The $5 Forests”.

 

Sep 29, 2020

Fault Lines awarded Best Coverage of Native America

Al Jazeera English has won the First and Second Place in the TV Best Coverage of Native America category from the Native American Journalists Association. In addition to an Honorable Mention for Best News Story for the Al Jazeera English website.

Sep 28, 2020

Still Here by AJ Contrast wins Kaleidoscope award

AJ Contrast’s immersive multimedia experience, Still Here, won a prestigious Digital Project of the Year in the RTDNA Kaleidoscope Awards on Sept. 8, marking the fourth award for the project since its premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in February.

Sep 20, 2020

Al Jazee​ra Documentary​'s "Drowning Letters" awarded in Spain

Al Jazee​ra Documentary​'s "Drowning Letters" won the audience award at the 23rd edition of the Malaga Film Festival, which was held August 21-30.

Sep 7, 2020

Al Jazeera English channel’s sonic brand wins Music+Sound Award

The Music+Sound Awards announced the Sonic Lens Agency as the winner in the category of ‘Best Original Composition in Branding’ for the work it produced on Al Jazeera English's sonic branding.

The Music+Sound Awards are the world’s first and only global awards programme that celebrates the indispensable role and outstanding contribution that both music and sound design play in the media.

Jul 27, 2020

Al Jazeera Digital wins 35 Telly Awards

Al Jazeera Digital earned a record 35 medals, including seven Gold medals, in the 41st annual Telly Awards on May 27. Spanning 14 categories in the competition that honors “video across all screens”, the awards signaled the diversity of Al Jazeera’s online offerings as video continues to drive innovation and find new expression on digital platforms.

Jun 2, 2020

Al Jazeera wins two Webby awards

Al Jazeera English Online’s Newsfeed emerged with a People’s Voice award in the Social, News & Politics category for Rohingya crisis through the eyes of Al Jazeera’s journalists. Al Jazeera Digital’s virtual reality documentary boutique, AJ Contrast, emerged with a jury win for My People, Our Stories: Homelessness in Los Angeles

May 21, 2020

Al Jazeera Digital wins two Drum Online Media Awards

Al Jazeera’s Digital Division emerged with two first place wins and two Highly Commended second place distinctions in the 2020 Drum Online Media Awards.

May 19, 2020