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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. 

2019

Al Jazeera Wins RTS Award for Interview of the Year

Al Jazeera’s Asian investigative programme 101 East has won a prestigious UK journalism prize – the 2019 Royal Television Society (RTS) Television Journalism Award for Interview of the Year.
The award recognises 101 East’s programme ‘Malaysia: Najib Speaks’, in which Al Jazeera’s Mary Ann Jolley gained an exclusive interview with Malaysia’s former Prime Min

Feb 28, 2019

2018

AJE’s Witness wins FPA-UK Media Award

Al Jazeera’s flagship documentary programme Witness won a prestigious journalism award in London at the 2018 Foreign Press Association Media Awards. The winners were announced at a gala dinner on November 26, in London, United Kingdom.

Nov 26, 2018

AJE’s 101 East wins Walkley Award

Al Jazeera’s Asian investigative Award-winning programme 101 East has won Australia’s top journalism prize - a 2018 Walkley Foundation Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Nov 22, 2018

AJ+ Español wins two LATAM Digital Media Awards

AJ+ Español won two LATAM Digital Media Awards in the categories of Best Innovation to Engage Young Audiences, for Verificado 2018, and Best Use of Online Video (including VR). The awards, administered by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), were presented in Bogotá, Colombia, on 15 November.

Nov 15, 2018

AJ+ wins three Excellence in Journalism Awards

AJ+ was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Northern California Chapter, with three Excellence in Journalism Awards, in the following categories: Commentary/Analysis for the Newsbroke series​; Features and Longform Storytelling for Direct From with Dena Takruri’s “Why Oakland Wants Ex-Convicts To Grow Weed”; and Longform Storytelling fo

Nov 14, 2018

Al Jazeera English wins three awards at The AIBs in London

Al Jazeera English Channel has won three awards in ‘Politics and Business’, ‘Arts and Culture’, and ‘International Affairs Documentary’ categories at the 14th AIBs Awards in London on Wednesday 7th November 2018.

Nov 8, 2018

Al Jazeera honoured with WAC’s Global Communications Awards

The World Affairs Council-Washington, DC (WAC-DC) today honoured Al Jazeera Media Network with the 2018 Global Communications Award

Oct 3, 2018

Al Jazeera English’s Programme ‘Fault Lines’ wins EMMY Awards

Al Jazeera English channel’s ‘Fault Lines’ programme has been awarded the prestigious Emmy award in the category of ‘Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newsmagazine’ for its film ‘The Ban’ at the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards in New York.

Oct 2, 2018

Contrast wins OJA’s Immersive Storytelling award

Al Jazeera’s Contrast was awarded the Online Journalism Awards (OJA) in the category Excellence in Immersive Storytelling category for its 360-film Yemen’s Skies of Terror. The awards were presented on 15 September, in Austin, Texas, as part of the US-based Online News Association 2018 conference.

Sep 18, 2018

AJ+ Español wins Online Journalism Award

AJ+ Español, the Spanish-speaking channel of AJ+, won the Online Journalism Award (OJA) in the category of Excellence in Collaboration and Partnerships for Verificado 2018

Sep 17, 2018

AJ+’s "Direct From" wins Edward Murrow Award

AJ+’s Direct From, with Dena Takruri show won the 2018 National Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in Social Media for War in the Koreas Series
Direct From, with Dena Takruri immerses a 10 million member global audience in the biggest current hot-button issues.

Jul 4, 2018

Jetty wins Kaleidoscope Award

Jetty (Al Jazeera’s audio brand) has won a 2018 Kaleidoscope Award for its show Closer Than They Appear. The Kaleidoscope Award honors news organizations demonstrating a commitment to covering diverse communities, including issues of race, ethnicity and gender identity.

Jul 3, 2018

Al Jazeera wins the IPI’s Award

Al Jazeera Media Network was awarded the International Press Institute (IPI) 2018 Chairman’s Award. The award - given at the discretion of the chair with advice of the Executive Director and other stakeholders- was presented on June 22, 2018, during the IPI 68th World Congress held in Abuja, Nigeria.

Jun 26, 2018

Al Jazeera wins the ACPE award

Al Jazeera Media Network was awarded the Creative award by the Spanish Foreign Press Correspondents Association (ACPE) for its support of the free press in the Arab region and its role in delivering a detailed picture of what happens in the Arab world.

Jun 20, 2018

Al Jazeera wins One World Media Award

Al Jazeera English’s “Earthrise” has won a prestigious One World Media Award in the Women Entrepreneurs Reporting category, for a film called “Jordan’s Water Women” which looked an initiative that is putting women at the heart of efforts to combat water scarcity in that country.

Jun 18, 2018

Al Jazeera wins Best Video Team Award by The Drum

Al Jazeera won the Video Team of the Year​ award by The Drum Online Media Awards, a prestigious international awarding body that identify the cleverest, boldest and most original purveyors of news and views from around the world. The winners’ names were announced in London on Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The AJ Shorts team produced distinguished video clips tha

May 24, 2018

AJ+ collects Webby’s People Choice Award

AJ+ won the prestigious Webby award, for best short documentary at the People’s Choice category. Winners were announced during the twenty-second ceremony held by the organizing committee on Monday, May 14, in New York. It was attended by a large number of media professional and artists.

May 23, 2018

Al Jazeera English wins CINE Gold Eagle Award

Fault Lines – Haiti by Force: UN Sex Abuse, an Al Jazeera English documentary that investigates an epidemic of rape by United Nations security forces in Haiti, has won a CINE Gold Eagle Award.

May 14, 2018

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit wins prestigious American documentary award

‘The Lobby’, a four-part series produced by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit about an Israeli campaign to interfere with domestic politics in the U.K. has won a CINE Golden Eagle Award in Washington D.C

May 10, 2018

Peabody Award for documentary ‘The Cut’

Al Jazeera English Channel has been named as one of the recipients of the 77th annual Peabody awards for its documentary ‘The Cut’, which explores the dangerous and painful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in many countries around the world.

Apr 24, 2018

Al Jazeera photojournalist wins Migration Media Award

Mahmud Hossain Opu, a photojournalist in Bangladesh, won one of the most prestigious awards in South Asia for his coverage of the plight of the Rohingya.
Mahmud won the BRAC Migration Media Award in Dhaka on Wednesday, 18 April. BRAC (Building Resources Across Communities) one of the biggest NGO in the world.

Apr 22, 2018

‘Demand Press Freedom Campaign’ wins Gold at NYF

Al Jazeera was awarded the Gold Medal for the ‘Demand Press Freedom Campaign’. The Medal was awarded by the New York International Television & Film Awards under the category of ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, which took place during a Gala dinner ceremony attended by some of the top international media and broadcasters held in Las Vegas on April 10, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Al Jazeera English ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ at NYF

Al Jazeera English was named “Broadcaster of the Year” for the second year running at the 2018 New York Festivals International Television & Film Gala that took place in Las Vegas on April 10th, 2018. This award is considered the most prestigious by the organizers. Overall, Al Jazeera Media Network was honored with more than 40 prizes

Apr 11, 2018

Al Jazeera among most viewed digital publishers

Al Jazeera was named one of the Most Viewed Media Companies for the second year in a row by Tubular Labs, a company that tracks all video content cross-platform, all-device, globally. Al Jazeera was ranked 30th, out of 10 million content creators and over 40,000 media and entertainment publishers globally tracked in 2017.

Apr 1, 2018

Al Jazeera awarded the Silver Promax Europe prize

Al Jazeera Media Network’s Creative Directorate has been presented with the Silver Promax Europe award – one of the most prestigious awards in the field of TV artistic production.

Mar 16, 2018

Al Jazeera awarded UN Women "Awareness Award"

Al Jazeera Media Network has been awarded the UN Women for Peace Association "Awareness Award" for its focus on critical women's issues in the media network’s programmes and news output, including the role its documentaries have had in promoting understanding and awareness of the plight of women and girls around the world.

Mar 9, 2018

HR and Administration Division obtains ISO certification

Al Jazeera Media Network has obtained the ISO-9001:2015 certification for its Human Resources and Administration Division’s quality management system. The certification was granted upon meeting requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Jan 30, 2018

Kyrgyzstan awards AJA “Best Foreign Coverage” prize

Our AJA colleague Tarek Al Abyad, Producer at AJA newsroom, was awarded the “Best TV coverage on Kyrgyzstan” in 2017, for his documentary series “Kyrgyzstan the Wonderland”, which he produced and directed when he was in a mission to Kyrgyzstan to cover the World Nomadic Games. The series was aired on Al Jazeera Arabic channel in April 2017.

Jan 8, 2018

2017

AJE journalists win UNCA and Ortega awards

Al Jazeera’s Rosiland Jordan and Azad Essa won the Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize and International Prize at the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Prize, during UNCA’s Awards Gala on Friday December 15, 2017 in New York.

Dec 19, 2017

AJE wins several prizes at Asian TV Awards

Al Jazeera English won several prizes at the Asian Television Awards held last week in Singapore. 101 East Presenter Steve Chao won top prize in the category ‘Best Current Affairs Presenter’ – the third consecutive year he has won the award.

Dec 3, 2017