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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 Investigative Unit wins Kennedy Award

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has won the “Outstanding Investigative Reporting” prize at the Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

Aug 20, 2019

AJ+ wins a Capital Emmy for its story “Inside A Deaf School’s Fight For Civil Rights”

AJ+ was honored with a Capital Emmy® in the category of Historic/Cultural - Program Feature/Segment for their Untold America’s story “Inside A Deaf School’s Fight For Civil Rights”.

Jul 3, 2019

Al Jazeera wins two New York Festivals Radio awards

Flanked by industry peers Monday night in New York, Al Jazeera Digital received a Gold Radio award for its current affairs podcast The Take and a Silver Radio award for its sports and lifestyle podcast Game of Our Lives.

Jun 26, 2019

AJ+ Español wins a World Digital Media Award

Verificado 2018, the news verification initiative by AJ+ Español, Animal Político and Pop-Up Newsroom, wins a World Digital Media Award

Jun 20, 2019

Al Jazeera Digital wins One World Media Award

AJLabs, Al Jazeera Digital’s interactive unit, won top prize in the Digital Media category at the One World Media Awards gala in London on Monday night

Jun 19, 2019

AJ+ wins 18 Telly Awards

The 40th Annual Telly Awards honored AJ+ with 18 awards in different categories for several of its stories, out of which 2 were Gold, 7 Silver and 9 Bronze. Among the winners are Direct From With Dena Takruri, which picked up two Gold Telly Awards for its stories Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Nabi Saleh; In Real Life ..

May 26, 2019

Al Jazeera wins human rights press award in Hong Kong

The ‘AJ Shorts’ digital documentary, Growing up too Fast in Afghanistan, won in the Short Video (English) category at this year's Human Rights Press Awards (HRPA) ceremony in Hong Kong on May 16, 2019

May 22, 2019

Al Jazeera wins The Drum award 2019

The Digital division of Al Jazeera Media Network scooped the Drum award in the Best Use of Photography for the interactive coverage produced by Al Jazeera English Online department on the suffering of the Rohingya – 100 faces of Rohingya refugees.

May 1, 2019

Al Jazeera wins four Webby awards

Network's AJ Shorts film, virtual reality unit Contrast, and AJ+ online series In Real Life among the 2019 winners.

Apr 24, 2019

Al Jazeera wins New York Festivals' Broadcaster of the Year award

Al Jazeera Media Network has picked up a record number of winning medals at the prestigious New York Festivals TV & Films awards.
The Network won 18 gold, 17 Silver and 14 Bronze medals for various news, programmes, digital and creative content.

Apr 10, 2019

Al Jazeera wins the Amnesty International Award 2019

Al Jazeera’s Digital Division won the Amnesty International Award in Best Media Innovation category.

Apr 8, 2019

Al Jazeera English’s ‘Fault Lines’ wins Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow award

Al Jazeera English’s Fault Lines has won the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow award for the documentary “No Shelter: Family Separation at the Border.” The award honors “the best television, video or documentary interpretation of international affairs” less than 30 minutes.

Mar 21, 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