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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. 


Al Jazeera wins Amnesty International Canada Award

Judges for the 27th annual Amnesty International Canada Awards have awarded Al Jazeera English Online top prize in the Mixed Media category for its long-form interactive feature, Toxic Legacy: The fight to end environmental racism in Canada.

Sep 22, 2022

Tawasul website wins DCA 2022 award

Al Jazeera’s Corporate Communication section bagged a silver Digital Communication Award (DCA2022), in the “Internal Channel” category for its intranet website “Tawasul”.

Sep 15, 2022

HR & Administration wins Brandon Hall Award

The HR & Administration division won a Brandon Hall Group silver award for excellence in the Best Advance in Leadership Development category, on August 18, 2022. 

Aug 18, 2022

Al Jazeera Digital wins three Edward R. Murrow Awards

In a breakout year for global recognition, the Al Jazeera English website has emerged with three wins in the prestigious US-based Edward R. Murrow Awards. In competition against media heavyweights The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN International and numerous others, the Al Jazeera English Online won top prizes in the Breaking News, News Series and Feature Reporting categories of the annual awards named after the CBS News maverick and pioneer of 60 Minutes-styled documentaries.

Aug 17, 2022

Al Jazeera wins ‘Feature of the Year’ at the ABSW Awards

Al Jazeera Digital’s Slow Journalism Unit won general ‘Feature of the Year’ in the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW) awards. Al Jazeera won in the feature category for general science reporting, beating co-finalist, The Economist, to win the prize.

Jul 24, 2022

Shireen Abu Akleh receives a prize from the Hope Film Festival

The Hope International Film Festival's board of directors has decided to present an annual award named after the martyred Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The award is given to highly motivated journalists, media professionals, and other innovators from all over the world. 

Jul 20, 2022

AJ+ Español wins a Latam Digital Media Award

AJ+ Español won a LATAM Digital Media Award in the category of Best Use of Online Video​ for its series “Descoloniza​”. Descoloniza sheds light on the stories and struggles of communities throughout Latin America that have historically been less represented in traditional media.

Jul 15, 2022

AJD’s Postcard wins the grand prize at FIDADOC Festival

Al Jazeera Documentary Channel’s film, Postcard, by Moroccan director Asma al-Modir won the grand prize at the 13th edition of the Agadir International Documentary film Festival (FIDADOC), held in Morocco, between June 12th and 17th.

Jul 3, 2022

AJ Contrast wins One World Media Award

Al Jazeera’s immersive storytelling and media innovation studio, AJ Contrast, has won a top prize at the One World Media Awards in London. One World jurors conferred the win in the Digital Media category for AJ Contrast’s interactive site, Inaccessible Cities. 

Jun 27, 2022

AJD’s Postcard film won the Tetouan Festival Award

Al Jazeera Documentary channel’s film, Postcard, won “Best Documentary” at the 27th Mediterranean Film Festival of Tetouan (Morocco), which was held from June 11 to 17.

The film competed against eight other films from Lebanon, Italy, Egypt, Morocco, Spain and Belgium.

Jun 20, 2022

AJ+’s Eat This with Yara wins a James Beard Award

AJ+’s Eat This with Yara has won a James Beard Award in the category of Visual Media-Short Form, for their story “What Everyone Gets Wrong About Farm Work”. The story sheds light on the complex farm work that thousands of migrants, wrongly referred to by some as “unskilled” or “low-skilled” workers, do to keep the U.S. fed. 

Jun 16, 2022

I-Unit awarded at AIPS Sports Media Ceremony

Al Jazeera Investigative Unit was awarded second place in the “Video Documentary” category for its investigative piece “The Men Who Sell Football”, by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS).

The ceremony was held on Sunday, June 12 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, and was accepted by Phil Rees, Director of the Network's Investigative Unit, and fellow film producer David Harrison.

Jun 12, 2022

AJ+’s Direct From with Dena Takruri wins a Regional Emmy Award

AJ+’s series Direct From with Dena Takruri was honored with an Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) – Michigan chapter. Its story “The Racist Border You Don’t Hear About” won in the category of Societal Concerns. The video shows how officers within U.S. Customs and Border Protection were ordered to racially profile people of color in the U.S.- Canada border.

Jun 11, 2022

Al Jazeera named ‘Telly Company of the Year’ 2022

For the second consecutive year, Al Jazeera has been named “Telly Company of the Year​” at the annual Telly Awards. Winners were announced online on May 24. Organisers for the Telly Awards, which recognise excellence in video and television content across all screens, confer the prize annually to the broadcaster or online publisher with the most gold, silver and bronze medals.


May 28, 2022

Al Jazeera English’s Fault Lines Wins a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award

Al Jazeera English’s US-based documentary strand Fault Lines has won the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism award for its 2021 episode “Unrelinquished: When Abusers Keep Their Guns.”

The award, given by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization, was announced on 24 May 2022 in an online ceremony. Other winners for this year’s awards include PBS, USA Today, the New York Times and the Miami Herald.

May 26, 2022

Al Jazeera Balkans wins Best TV Journalism award

Al Jazeera Balkans won the Award for the Best Media Outlet in the category of TV Journalism, which is traditionally awarded by the Association of Journalists of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

May 15, 2022

Al Jazeera wins 10 “Broadcast Production” awards

Al Jazeera Media Network has won 10 awards at Newscast Studio’s Broadcast Productions Awards. The Network competed with more than 200 creative content-makers from many internationally renowned channels and institutions.

May 8, 2022

Al Jazeera wins two Amnesty Media Awards

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit and the 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 wins three top Webby awards

The Al Jazeera Media Network have won three top prizes and several nominations in the 26th annual Webby Awards honouring ‘the best of the internet.’

The Digital‘s narrative documentary strand Fly on the Wall won both a jury Webby and a People’s Voice award in the Reality: Video Series and Channels category, adding to previous top prizes in the AIB, New York Festivals, Picture of the Year and Telly competitions.

Apr 28, 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


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