Al Jazeera Digital wins gold and silver at New York Festivals | Al Jazeera Information

Present affairs podcast The Take, information collection Begin Right here, and quick docs unit Shut Up win gold and silver awards.

Podcasts and video collection for Al Jazeera Digital scooped gold and silver awards on the 2023 New York Festivals’ (NYF) Radio and NYF TV & Movie Awards, introduced in separate ceremonies this week in New York.

The New York Festivals recognised Al Jazeera Digital’s numerous podcast, on-line video and quick documentary content material.

Information and present affairs podcast, The Take, received a gold medal within the Finest Ongoing Information Protection class for its protection of the warfare in Ukraine, a silver medal within the Information Podcast (collection) class and a silver medal Digital Radio Character class for host Malika Bilal.

In three weekly episodes, The Take brings listeners context by interviews with Al Jazeera correspondents and other people dwelling on the centre of world information tales and occasions.

Al Jazeera Digital’s video explainer collection, Begin Right here, scooped three gold medals for its On the Highway collection on the NYF TV & Movie Awards.

In a pivot in direction of on-location reporting, Govt Producer Julia Mills and Host Sandra Gathmann travelled to Kabul, Afghanistan to report on life for girls after the 2021 Taliban takeover, to Lithuania to report on NATO’s Japanese Entrance and to Qatar’s FIFA World Cup.

Begin Right here received within the Streaming Information, Streaming Documentary and Documentary: Worldwide Affairs classes.

Al Jazeera’s quick documentaries unit, Shut Up, additionally emerged with a gold medal within the Documentary Collection – Social Points class and a silver within the Documentary – Heroes class for Shut Up episode, Ukraine’s Unstoppable Medics.

“We’re happy with our video and podcast groups for delivering the information and diving deep into human tales that supply variety, context, and important data to our viewers and listeners,” stated Carlos van Meek, director of digital innovation and programming.

Al Jazeera English (AJE), the community’s broadcast tv division additionally received quite a few awards, together with Broadcaster of the 12 months, marking the seventh time that AJE has taken dwelling the highest prize for many awards received within the NYF TV & Movie Awards.

Different winners in TV information classes included Sky Information, ESPN and Channel Information Asia.

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