The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has announced the winners of its annual global media excellence awards.
More than 200 entries from 26 nations were considered in categories ranging from coverage of a single news event to creative cross-media productions. Simon Spanswick, AIB CEO, said: “The AIBs celebrate the best in broadcasting worldwide and the winners highlight how professional output is continuing to stand out and offer genuine value in an age of user-generated content. The AIBs also demonstrate how broadcasters are using new technology both to improve programmaking and to reach out and involve their audiences more fully.”
Clearest Coverage of a Single News Event — Radio went to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty for its coverage of the March referendum on constitutional changes in Azerbaijan, which including the lifting of term limits for the president. Deutsche Welle took Most Creative Specialist Genre — Radio honors for “Family Affairs: How to Become a Political Player.”
The Best Creative Feature — Radio award went to Tinderbox Productions of the United Kingdom for “The Counterfeiter’s Tale,” and Tinderbox also won Best Current Affairs Documentary — Radio for “Children of God.” Best Investigative Documentary — Radio went to Ruth Evans Productions of the United Kingdom for “The New Scramble for Africa.”
ABC Radio Australia was honored for Most Creative Marketing Strategy with its “Pacific Break” campaign.