Doha, Qatar 29 March, 2007: Al Jazeera English was awarded one Gold and two Silver trophies for their innovative and fresh Creative Direction at the Promax/BDA Global Promotions & Design Conference in Dubai this week (28 March 2008).

Al Jazeera English won a Gold trophy for the BEST NEWS & FACTUAL PROGRAMME TITLE SEQUENCE for their programme People & Power which travels the world to explore how the balance of power is shifting in politics, business and society.

The channel also won silver medals for BEST SET DESIGN for their state of the art news rooms in 4 global broadcast centres and BEST SPORTS PROGRAMME TITLE SEQUENCE for Sportsworld, their flagship sports programme which brings viewers a truly global perspective on the world's main sporting events while also going behind the scenes to speak to some of the unsung heroes and personalities of those events.

"We are thrilled that our Promotions and Designs have been recognised and are delighted to accept our first three international Creative awards for Al Jazeera English. It's been an excellent collaboration between Creative, Editorial and Marketing folks in Aljazeera as we slowly extend this amazing Brand into new global audiences" said Director of Creative, Morgan Almeida.

Al Jazeera English was nominated for a total of eight awards at Promax/BDA Global Promotions in the following categories:

-Best Programme Promo: Witness (Al Jazeera English language channel’s daily documentary strand)

-Best Promotional Campaign: Splits

-Best Sales & Marketing Presentation: EPK (Electronic Press Kit)

-Best Original Logo Design: AJE Design & People & Power Logo

 -Best Animation: AJE DES People & Power Animation

-*Best News & Factual Programme Title: People & PowerGOLD AWARD

-*Best Sports Programme Title Sequence: SportsworldSILVER AWARD

-*Best Set Design: News – SILVER AWARD

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About Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English is the world’s first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Broadcasting from within the Middle East, looking outwards, Al Jazeera English will set the news agenda and act as a bridge between cultures. With unique access as the channel of reference for Middle East events, and broadcast centres strategically placed around the world in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, Al Jazeera International will balance the information flow from South to North, providing accurate, impartial and objective news for a global audience from a grass roots level, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.

Al Jazeera English is building on the ground-breaking heritage of its sister Arab-language channel – Al Jazeera, which was responsible for changing the face of news within the Middle East, now extending that fresh perspective from regional to global. 

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