World Awards

THE WORLD TELEVISION AWARDS

With the aim of recognising the crucial role played by media in promoting the awareness of the audience on major issues such as cultural diversity, religious understanding, tolerance and peace, the World TV Award was initiated in 2004 under the Category Humanity.  "Religious Understanding" and "Conflict Resolution" were the initial topics.  In 2013, these were replaced by "Natural Disaster" and "Children's Rights". The major sponsor for this category is the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU).

In 2011, AIBD launched the World TV Award, Category Science & Environment in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The major sponsor for this category is the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The World TV Awards are open to broadcasters worldwide from public, private sector and freelance producers.

AIBD in collaboration with its global partners presents the World Television Awards 2015.

The World TV Awards are open to all broadcasters in Asia, Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North & South America from public, private sector and freelance producers.

“The Prize” consists of US$ 5,000.00 cash, a trophy and a certificate presented by AIBD per Award category.

For 2015, the two World TV Awards categories are:

  • Category Humanity for the Best TV Documentary on "Dealing with Natural Disaster"
  • Category Science/Environment for the Best TV Programme on "Supporting Climate Change Initiative"

Winners will be presented with their Awards during the Asia Media Summit to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 26 - 28 May 2015, a global gathering of broadcasters.

The deadline for programme submission is 1st April 2015.

Criteria & Entry forms are available under "Form & application"

The World TV Awards 2015 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).

Winners of the World Television Awards 2014 were officially announced at the Asia Media Summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 6 May 2014.

Mr. John Maguire, Director of International Development of France Médias Monde (FMM), France, and Chairperson of the jury session, announced the winners in front of the delegates who attended the Summit.

In the Humanity category for the Best TV Documentary on "Promoting Children's Rights", the winner was "The Dark Side of the Chocolate" directed by Mr. Miki Mistrati and broadcast by ARD – Germany.

Mr. Salah Eddine Maaoui (Director General of Arab States Broadcasting Union, ASBU) and Mr. Yang Binyuan (Director of AIBD) presented the trophy and certificate to Mr. Miki Mistrati and Ms. Helle Faber, the producer of the documentary.

  

(From left to right) Mr. John Maguire, Ms. Helle Faber, Mr. Miki Mistrati,
Mr. Salah Eddine Maaoui and Mr. Yang Binyuan

In the Science/ Environment category for the Best TV Programme on "Building Resilience to Climate Change", Mrs. Dra. Rosarita Niken Widiastuti (President Director of Radio Republik Indonesia, RRI, and President of the AIBD General Conference) and Mr. Yang Binyuan (Director of AIBD) rewarded the winner Ms. Won Hye Young for her movie"1 Ton Project" broadcast by Busan MBC  Korea.

For each category the winners received a cash prize of US$5,000.

  

(From left to right) Mr. John Maguire, Ms. Won Hye Young,
Mrs. Dra. Rosarita Niken Widiastuti and Mr. Yang Binyuan

The World TV Awards 2014 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio TV Malaysia (RTM) and The Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).

AIBD is pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of the World Television Awards 2014:

CATEGORY HUMANITY for the Best TV Documentary "Promoting Children's Rights"

  • Winner: "The Dark Side of the Chocolate" directed by Miki Mistrati and broadcast by ARD – Germany
  • Runner-up: "Invisible Children: In the City, Nobody Knows" directed by Yoon Young-Sik, Kim Myung-Suk & Kim Min-hoe and broadcast by KBS – Korea

CATEGORY SCIENCE / ENVIRONMENT for the Best TV Programme "Building Resilience to Climate Change"

  • Winner: "1 Ton Project" directed by Won Hye Young and broadcast by Busan MBC  – Korea
  • Runner-up: "The Human Condition" directed by Shin Mijin, Jeon Onnuri, Son Suhee, Lee Jeongwook and broadcast by KBS – Korea

The final jury session of the World TV Awards 2014 took place 3 and 4 April 2014 at the AIBD office in Kuala Lumpur.

World TV Awards 2014, jury session

38 entries were received from 18 countries for the category Humanity and 26 entries were received from 12 countries for the category Science/Environment.

Mr John Maguire, Director of International Development of France Médias Monde (FMM), France chaired the international jury.

Jury of the World TV Awards 2014
with Mr. Yang Binyuan, AIBD Director (fourth from right)

The other members of the jury were:

  • Mr Deng Wu, Executive Journalist, China Central Television (CCTV), China   
  • Mr Tyro Ahn, Coordinator, International Relations Department, Korean Broadcasting Systems (KBS), Korea
  • Mr Jack Nadarajah,  Deputy Director Programme Content Section, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Malaysia
  • Mr Kalle Furst, Consultant for NRK and Director of Furst & Father, Film and TV Ltd, Norway
  • Mr Emad Al Asfar, Advisor for Programs, Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Palestine
  • Mr Anothai Udomsilp, Director of Academic Institute of Public Media, Thai Public Broadcasting Service (TPBS), Thailand
  • Ms Satwant Kaur, Regional Information Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Thailand

The World TV Awards 2014 are supported by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Radio TV Malaysia (RTM) and The Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU).