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 is pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of the World Television Awards 2013:

CATEGORY HUMANITY for the Best TV Documentary "Dealing with Natural Disaster"

  • Winner: "CATALYST: Taking Australia’s Temperature" directed by Jonica Newby and broadcast by ABC1 – Australia
  • Runner-up: "One Man’s Desert: Direction of Hometown" directed by Fan Zhiyuan and broadcast by CCTV12 – China

CATEGORY SCIENCE / ENVIRONMENT for the Best TV Programme "Creating Ozone Safe Generations"

  • Winner: "A Day at the Beach" directed by Clarence Dass and broadcast by FBC TV  – Fiji
  • Runner-up: "Ozone – We are the Future" directed by Rehan Ahmed and broadcast by HUM TV – Pakistan

The final jury session of the World TV Awards 2013 took place 2 and 3 May 2013 at the AIBD office in Kuala Lumpur.

World TV Awards 2013, jury session

23 entries were received from 13 countries for the category Humanity and 19 entries were received from 14 countries for the category Science/Environment.

Ms Moneeza Hashmi, General Manager, HUM TV Pakistan and President of Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), chaired the international jury.

Jury of the World TV Awards 2013
with Mr. Yang Binyuan, AIBD Director (third from right)

The other members of the jury were:

  • Mr Choi, iI-ji, Senior Reporter, Korean Broadcasting Systems (KBS), Korea
  • Mr John Maguire, Director of International Development of Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF), France
  • Ms Aminah Ali, Representative for UNEP OzonAction, Malaysia
  • Ms Zhao Xia, Senior Producer, Programming Office, China Central Television (CCTV), China    
  • Mr Zamani Ibrahim, Senior Producer, Drama Unit, Radio TV Malaysia (RTM), Malaysia
  • Mr Saud R. Al-Rumh, Director, Kuwait TV, Kuwait

WORLD TV AWARDS 2013

AIBD in collaboration with its global partners presents the World Television Awards 2013.

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 2013, 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 "Creating Ozone Safe Generations"

Winners will be presented with their Awards during the Asia Media Summit to be held in Manado, Indonesia on 29-31 May 2013, a global gathering of broadcasters.

The deadline for programme submission is 15 April 2013.

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

The World TV Awards are supported by United Nations Environment Programme OzonAction, Arab States Broadcasting Union, Radio TV Malaysia and The Islamic Broadcasting Union. 

  • CATEGORY HUMANITY for the Best TV Documentary "Promoting Religious Understanding and Tolerance”
  • Winner: “DHARMA – WHERE DOES HAPPINESS LIE?” directed by Chan-Gyu, Yun and Geun-Young, Choi and broadcast by KBS ITV - Korea

This documentary compared the lives and religious practices of a monk in Germany and a Buddhist priest in Korea as being similar. Although of different religious beliefs and orders, the over all search for internal peace and love of all mankind was similar in both these religions and practice by both these religious orders.

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  • CATEGORY SCIENCE / ENVIRONMENT for the Best TV Programme “Preserving the Ozone Layer and Protecting the Earth"
  • Winner: “OZONE – THE HUMAN FACTOR” directed by Rehan Ahmed and broadcast by HUM TV- Pakistan

A member of the younger generation explains the issue of the depletion of the Ozone layer to her parents, so they are informed about what to do about it in their home.

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