15 June 2007: Al Jazeera English has been awarded three awards at the BDA World Gold Awards.
Al Jazeera English was presented with three Bronze trophies at the 2007 PROMAX & BDA International Conference in New York yesterday (14 June 2007) in the categories of Art Direction & Design: Topical Campaign; Art Direction & Design: Image Campaign and Website-News.
"I am delighted that our 'Clear& Simple' Brand strategy has been recognised. Everyone has worked very hard in all four centres to help us forge a consistent, coherent and confident Al Jazeera English identity across all our output online and on-air, so everyone deserves the credit," said Director of Creative Design, Morgan Almeida.
This follows Al Jazeera English receiving one Gold and two Silver trophies for their innovative and fresh Creative Direction at the Promax/BDA Global Promotions & Design Conference in Dubai on the 28 March 2007.
Earlier this month Al Jazeera English channel came in second position at the Broadcast Digital Channel Awards receiving "Highly Commended" in the category of Best News Channel of the year.
"I am delighted that Al Jazeera English, in such a short period of time of being on air, is accruing worldwide recognition. It is a testament to the strength of the Al Jazeera brand. We look forward to building on these early successes into the future." said Wadah Khanfar, Director General of the Al Jazeera Network.
Al Jazeera English was also nominated for awards at the One World Media awards in the categories of Broadcast Journalist of the Year: Nadene Ghouri; Popular Features: 48 in Damascus, Amanda Palmer; MDGs Award: Malaria Week, The News Team.
About the Al Jazeera Network
Al Jazeera started out ten years ago as the first channel in the world dedicated to providing comprehensive, independent television news and live debate for the Arab world. The Channel now has an estimated audience of over 50 million viewers and in 2005 was ranked by Inter-Brand as the most recognizable and influential news brand globally. As a natural extension of its spirit and mission, Al Jazeera has over the years created a number of other channels and services - in March 2006 Al Jazeera was formally named the Al Jazeera Network, transforming its operation into an international media corporation.
The Al Jazeera Network now consists of the flagship Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al Jazeera.net (the English and Arabic web sites), the Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live), and Al Jazeera Mobile.
About Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English is the world’s first English language news and current affairs channel to be headquartered in the Middle East. Broadcasting from within the Middle East, looking outwards, Al Jazeera English sets the news agenda and acts 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 English balances 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.
Visit www.aljazeera.net/english for more details.
Promax/BDA is the worldwide association of entertainment marketers, promoters and designers, representing more than 500 television stations and all major broadcast and cable networks from the U. S. as well as more than 3,000 individual members in 70 countries. The association provides members with education, recognition and interaction through conferences, award competitions and publications as well as networking opportunities.
Visit http://www.promax.tv/index.html for more details.
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