Al Jazeera Media Network has and will always be committed to its mission to inform and empower people with accurate, in-depth and compelling content that upholds the value of truth and elevates the human spirit. The Network has gained global recognition for its unabated journalism, making it an important voice in the international news landscape.
Al Jazeera Media Network has received multiple prestigious awards from various organisations across the globe.
Al Jazeera won eight awards, including ‘Brand of the Year’, at the seventh annual Shorty Impact Awards. Digital teams AJ Contrast and AJ+ francais won in multiple categories in the competition honouring purpose-driven, socially conscious digital work. The prizes were conferred to two projects: AJ Contrast’s multiple award-winning, Emmy nominated interactive website about women with disabilities, Inaccessible Cities and AJ+ francais’s Cameroon, Land of Welcome.
AJ+ won a Lone Star Emmy for its video "What It's Really Like To Be Caught By Border Patrol", in the category of Public Affairs Programs. The story, filmed in McAllen, Texas, and part of Direct From’s Policing the Border series, features the experiences of immigrants who have been victims of harassment, mistreatment and serious human right violations by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Al Jazeera channel AJA received a gold prize at the 22nd Arab Radio and Television Festival, which was held in Riyadh from November 9–12. Mohammed bin Fahd Al-Harthy, CEO of the Saudi Radio and Television Corporation, handed the trophy to our colleague Mohammed Al-Hammadi, head of AJA production, in recognition of the channel's win in the documentary program category for the film, Palestine 1920.
The Al Jazeera Investigative Unit won two of The AIB 2022 Awards; the film The Truth Illusion won for best Specialist Factual TV category, and The Men who Sell Football won best Sports Journalism Video. Three other Al Jazeera programs were Highly Commended in various categories: The Digital's Start Here short video, AJE's Fault Lines and AJE's Witness..
AJ+ won the Silver AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award in the category of Spot News/Feature Reporting for its story “The Bizarre COVID Side Effect No One Is Talking About”. The award is one of the most prestigious in science journalism worldwide. The video shows how a subset of COVID survivors are suffering from an unexpected side effect known as parosmia, a condition that causes their sense of smell to go haywire with no end in sight.
Al Jazeera Media Network won three awards; a gold and two silvers, at the thirteenth edition of the Cannes Media and Television Festival 2022, for documentaries produced by Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic channels.
Colleague Magdy Benoura, in Seoul, Korea on October 26, received the Haines Feteir Global Media Award, which was awarded this year to the late colleague Shireen Abu Akleh. The Speaker of the Korean Parliament, Kim Jin-bio, received in his office colleague Magdy Bennoura and the other winners of this year's Haines Feteir Global Media Award, namely British photographer Philip Cox, who was awarded recognition for his coverage of the protests in Sudan, Japanese journalist Atanabe Hindio and Korean journalist Yoon Jae-wan.
Al Jazeera Documentary’s “Tam Tam Basket” film was awarded with the “Best Film Director” award at the Terra di Tutti Film Festival for films related to youth issues. The festival was organised from October 6 to 11, 2022 in Bologna, Italy.
Al Jazeera Digital won top jury prizes in the 2022 Online Journalism Awards (OJA), its latest wins in global awards competitions.
AJ Contrast, the Digital division’s virtual reality documentary and innovation studio, and Al Jazeera English Online’s Slow Journalism/Features department won the Single Story and Portfolio (series) groupings to dominate the OJA’s Social Justice Reporting category.
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.
Al Jazeera’s Corporate Communication section bagged a silver Digital Communication Award (DCA2022), in the “Internal Channel” category for its intranet website “Tawasul”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.